The Lagos State Governor , Akinwunmi Ambode , on Tuesday inspected the ongoing construction of the Pen Cinema Flyover , assuring Lagosians that the project would be delivered in 10 months.
Ambode , accompanied by key members of his cabinet , said the 1 .4 -kilometre bridge , which will run from Agege to the Old Abeokuta Road , will be a key intervention strategy by his administration to address the perennial traffic in the area .
Ambode said although the project might cause some inconveniences , the end result would change the face of Agege forever .
“We want to reduce the sufferings that arise from the traffic congestion in this neighbourhood , so we decided to construct the Pen Cinema Flyover to decongest this neighbourhood .
“But you can see that I have inconvenienced you by the demolition that has taken place here . It is temporary. In the next 10 months , we will deliver this project; by November 2018 ,” he said .
Appealing to residents and community leaders to cooperate with the contractor ahead of the closure of some of the roads in Agege from Thursday , January 4, Ambode assured residents , whose property were demolished to give way for the project that they would be adequately compensated .
The Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development , Mr . Ade Akinsanya , noted that the project, on completion , would permanently address the gridlock in the Agege area .
Ambode also inspected the ongoing construction of the Oshodi Transport Interchange , which is expected to be delivered by July 2018 .