Lagos State Government, on Saturday, commenced infrastructural improvement on four identified junctions – 2nd Roundabout Lekki/Epe Expressway, Ikotun, Allen Avenue and Maryland in the metropolis.
Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, during a tour of the four locations, said that the projects are in line with the administration’s commitment to easing traffic congestion in the State.
“The roundabouts can no longer meet the demands of the increased population in Lagos. They have outlived their usefulness and the current traffic challenges encountered in the identified axes demand an urgent remodelling for long-lasting solution.
The commissioner stressed that pedestrian activities, huge vehicular traffic and overburdened roundabout structures were responsible for the heavy congestion that caused operational challenges and delay during the peak hours, disclosing further that the remodelling projects would be completed within the next four months.
“Remodelling the four roundabouts will include demolition and accommodation of synchronised signalisation to control traffic, reduce travel time, reduce traffic congestions to the barest minimum and ensure all-round safety as well as create favourable environment for improved economic growth and development.
“I assure Lagosians that officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) will be present at the designated locations to manage traffic flow. I urge the residents to bear with the State government while the project lasts,” Oladeinde said.