The Lagos State Government has disclosed that it will demolish 3 roundabouts in the Lekki axis of the state in order to ease movement of traffic.
In a bid to decongest the heavy traffic along the Lekki-Epe Expressway, the Lagos State Government revealed that it would remove three roundabouts.
The announcement on Wednesday revealed the affected roundabouts to include: 4th Roundabout (Elegushi); 5th Roundabout (Jakande) and the 8th Roundabout (VGC) – along the highway.
Speaking to State House correspondents, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lagos State, Steve Ayorinde stressed the government’s resolve to execute the projects.
Mr. Ayorinde also revealed that plans were also underway to deploy 13,000 closed circuit cameras (CCTVs) across the state.
The commissioner said the affected roundabouts would be replaced by the use of traffic lights, expansion of the roads and provision of dedicated turning lanes as well as additional lay-bys
Lagos To Demolish 3 Roundabouts
The Lagos state government also disclosed that it is set to begin construction of a flyover at the popular Pen Cinema junction in Agege.
The flyover, when completed, will help to free up traffic in the area from its perennial traffic gridlock.
Lagos State Commissioner for Works, Ganiyu Johnson, speaking on the development confirmed that the government will embark on the construction of a flyover at Pen Cinema.
According to him:
“The Pen-Cinema flyover has been a recurring decimal in this state to solve the gridlock there.
“This flyover will bring to three the number of flyovers undertaken by this government after the Abule-Egba and Ajah flyovers which are on course.”
The Pen Cinema fly-over will be the third of such infrastructure to be undertaken by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration.
Other flyovers done by this administration include the one done at Abule-Egba and Ajah roundabouts.