Fagba Area To Commence Alongside, Ongoing Pen Cinema Flyover – Ambode
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the construction of a flyover at the Fagba intersection to ease gridlock and reduce travel time in the area.
Ambode noted that the approval was in response to the yearnings of the communities in the Fagba areas and other road users and also in furtherance of his administration’s commitment to ensuring free flow of traffic across the state.
Ambode, who approved the construction of the bridge after an inspection of the ongoing construction of Pen Cinema Flyover, where he observed the need to holistically address the gridlock in the Agege-Iju area noted that the flyover at Fagba will be constructed concurrently with the ongoing Pen Cinema Flyover.
“Iju Road, which is one of the major roads in Lagos State, is strategic in the socio-economic landscape of the state. It has overgrown its present traffic carrying capacity resulting in the traffic challenges being experienced presently.
“The proposed flyover at Fagba will be constructed concurrently with the ongoing Pen Cinema Flyover and accelerated to minimise the inconvenience of the motoring and commuting public during the period of construction.
“The bridge will have a dual carriageway separated by concrete median barrier and will allow seamless flow of traffic into Jonathan Coker from College Road/Pen Cinema and vice versa for traffic from Jonathan Coker Road to Iju or College roundabound.” Ambode said
He also noted that Fagba bridge, on completion, would go a long way to improve the socio-economic activities, enhance development and safety of the road users in the area with consequent improve standard of living.