Sanwo-Olu unveils Ikeja overpass today

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will unveil the Ikeja overpass today (Tuesday).

The Managing Director, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, Mrs Abimbola Akinajo, disclosed this in a statement on Monday signed by the agency’s Head, Corporate Communications, Kolawole Ojelabi.

The Governor of Kwara State and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, AbdulRahman AbdulRasak, will join Sanwo-Olu in unveiling the project.

“The bridge is one of five overpasses ceded to Lagos State for construction over the Red Line corridor where the Nigeria Railway Corporation and Red Line will share tracks,” the statement noted.

It quoted the Managing Director of LAMATA, Mrs Abimbola Akinajo, as noting that “the Ikeja overpass is the fourth to be inaugurated within the last two months.”

The LAMATA MD stated that the overpasses were built to separate vehicular/pedestrian traffic from train traffic, adding that the opening of the Ikeja overpass would drastically reduce congestion on the Obafemi Awolowo Way and the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and old Lagos Abeokuta Motorway.

Sanwo-Olu, during the unveiling of the Oyingbo overpass last month, had promised that the Ikeja overpass would be opened for traffic before Christmas.

The Ikeja overpass is a T-Bridge measuring 620 metres.

(Punch)

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