Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commended Julius Berger Nigeria Plc for the quality and progress of the ongoing works being executed on the Opebi-Mende-Ojota link bridges and roads project.
The project was conceived by the Lagos state government to ease the flow of traffic on the critical axis from Ikeja as well as mitigate the intense inbound traffic from Ibadan into Lagos.
A press statement by the media unit of the multinational engineering giant, said Sanwo-Olu announced the commencement of the construction of the project January 26, 2022, revealing that it was conceived over 20 year ago. The governor described the project as a legacy of his administration to ease the burden of commuters.
Months into the project, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructures, Engr. Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, recalled that with a total length of 3.9 kilometres, the project was designed to provide direct link through Opebi, Mende, Maryland and Ojota to Ikorodu road.
Noting that the bridge would reduce the perennial traffic on Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way, and traffic on other roads around the environment, Aramide said the project, designed in conjunction with the Lagos state Ministry of Transportation, will not only provide infrastructure solution, but also a transport solution that ensures value and relief for the motoring public.
During his assessment visit to the site, Monday, Governor Sanwo-Olu inspected the precast site and the site of the major bridge where tremendous progress has been accomplished in the laying of beams on the pillar frameworks of the bridges being constructed.
On completion of the inspection, the Governor told Julius Berger engineers on site: “I thank you very much. It is great to see this vision coming to such good reality. Keep it up. I thank the staff of the state ministry of works too.“
On the governor’s entourage were the state Commissioners for Budget, Sam Egube, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde and the Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructures, Engr. Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, among others.