Excitement as Abule Egba Lagos flyover nears completion
Construction of the Abule Egba Flyover on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway is 98 per cent completed as the bridge is expected to be opened to traffic by May 15,the site engineer, Mr George Tommows, said yesterday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Tommows as saying “by May 15, this bridge will be ready for vehicular activities.”
He said what remains to be done on the bridge are asphalting, street lighting and painting.
The site engineer commended Abule Egba residents for their cooperation.
“Ordinarily, a construction site is expected to be devoid of human and vehicular traffic for safety, but this area is densely populated and it is difficult to keep people from moving around,
“It was challenging but we were able to manage it.The cooperation we received from the host community and other road users aided the progress of the job.
“We can assure them that the flyover is of high quality,” he said.
The construction, which began in February 2016, is being handled by Messrs Craneburg Construction Company.
The flyover is expected to reduce travel time, improve road connectivity and improve socio-economic activities in the axis.
Some road users who spoke to NAN expressed satisfaction at the progress of the work.
Mr Kehinde Folagbade, a resident of Abule Egba, said that the flyover would bring a relief to motorists.
“Lagos State Government is doing its best; traffic managers are working round the clock. We are happy that the work will soon be concluded,” he said.
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