Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has flagged off the construction of 3.89 kilometre Opebi-Ojota road on Wednesday.
According to statement by the governor, the road was contracted to Julius Berger Nigeria Plc.
During the flagged off, Sanwo-Olu also announce the procurement of three trains for the “Lagos Blue Line Rail Project.”
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The Governor said “Today, I flagged off construction of the 3.89-kilometre Opebi-Ojota Road to be built by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc.
“This road infrastructure will open into Ojota axis in Kosofe, taking traffic from Opebi U-Turn and into Ikorodu Road via the intersection that will be constructed under Odo Iya Alaro Bridge at Mende.
“The road will be supported by a 276 metre-long deck-on-pile bridge and 474 metre-long mechanically stabilised earth-wall approach sections.
“I also used the opportunity to announce that we have procured… additional three sets of trains for the Lagos Blue Line Rail project expected to be completed before the end of the year.
“Let me add that this new road demonstrates that we prioritize the well-being of the people of Lagos as we are witnessing another milestone in the implementation of the Traffic Management and Transportation Pillar of our THEMES Agenda.
“Upon the completion of this project, it will not only provide a new link to commute around Ikeja and its environs but will also enhance economic prosperity and life expectancy.”