The Lagos State Government on Friday commenced infrastructural improvement on four identified junctions in a bid to unlock traffic gridlock in the 60 trouble zones identified at the beginning of Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.
The four junctions are the 2nd Roundabout Lekki/Epe Expressway, Ikotun, Allen Avenue and Maryland.
Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the Commissioner for Transportation, stated that the projects are in line with the administration’s commitment to easing traffic congestion in the state.
He observed that some of the roundabouts could no longer meet the demands of the increased population in Lagos, stressing that they had outlived their usefulness and the current traffic challenges encountered in the identified axes demanded long-lasting solutions.
The Commissioner stressed that pedestrian activities, huge vehicular traffic, and overburdened roundabout structures were responsible for the heavy congestion that caused operational challenges and delays during peak hours.
He disclosed that the remodeling projects would be completed within the next four months, adding that the project would include demolition and accommodation of synchronised signalisation to control traffic and ensure all-round safety.
Oladeinde assured residents that officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) would be present at the designated locations to manage traffic flow, urging the residents to bear with the government following the duration of the project.
Also speaking, Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso urged Lagosians to be patient and cooperative with the state government in confronting the challenges of fixing roads.