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LCC Fixes Date To Resume Tolling At Lekki Tollgate



LCC Bows To Pressure, Postpones Resumption Of Tolling On Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge

The Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC) has fixed a date to resume tolling on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge and the Lekki-Epe plazas.

Naija News recalls that the two tollgates have been closed for eighteen months by the company due to the #EndSARS protest in Lagos State that turned bloody on October 20, 2020.

Following the attacks on the protesters by security operatives, the toll plazas on the Lekki-Epe expressway and the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge were destroyed by youths.

In a statement on Monday by LCC’s Managing Director, Yomi Omomuwasan, the company said it will begin resumption of tolling on both tollgates by April 1, 2022.

Omomuwasan said the commuters will not have to pay any toll for the first two weeks until 15th April 2022 as this period would be toll-free to all motorists plying the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.

He said the resumption of services at the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza was coming after extensive consultations with, and the support of key stakeholders.

The LCC boss noted that the company consulted with the Residents’ Associations, Traditional Rulers and Community Leaders, professional bodies, as well as the Lagos State Government.

He said, “We have introduced new technology and innovations to make passages at the Toll Plaza seamless and faster for commuters. We are replacing old toll devices with upgraded ones for faster throughput at the Toll Plaza.
“The new devices have been configured to synchronize with the newly upgraded tolling systems and will improve functionality while enabling a better experience at the Toll Plaza.

”The LCC stated that it would continue to provide essential services, including free 24/7 emergency assistance, vehicle breakdown, and recovery services, and security patrol to all road users along the Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway corridor.”