Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday assured residents and motorists that the Agege Pen Cinema flyover bridge will be completed and commissioned for use by July 2020.
The governor, who was on tour of the project site in company of his cabinet members, said the bridge has reached 70 per cent completion.
He stated June/July date was the commitment given by the contractors.
The Agege Pen Cinema flyover, which connects Oba Ogunji road where it takes off and drops off at Agunbiade on the other side, also has a railway underpass and three abatements, splitting into adjoining streets all around Agege Pen Cinema.
“At the completion not only would we see a major traffic gridlock improvement, we would also see real estate value coming back to the entire neighbourhood here and you could see better quality of life because it is all geared to ensure we continue to build smart environment and smart cities, Sanwo-Olu said.
“This is one of the major flyovers happening right in the midst of Agege, so what it speaks to is the fact that what is good for the people on the Island is also good for my people right here.
“You can see road infrastructure, bridge infrastructure, all three coming to solve traffic, transportation and movement of human beings from one point to the other, and you can see economies, businesses coming up to flourish here.”
He appealed to citizens and residents around the area to bear with the government a little bit more and to exercise more patience and cooperate with the contractor, who has engaged many of them on site.