Motorists Spend Hours In Agege Gridlock

The ongoing construction of flyover and bridge at Pen Cinema has begun to cause heavy traffic along the axis as motorists spend hours to get to their destinations.


Our correspondent who monitored the situation on Sunday and Monday observed heavy traffic, which made many motorists to turn back for alternative routes.


Many residents in Agege area could not reach church to worship on the first Sunday of the year as they were stocked in the heavy traffic.


During the weekend, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority announced the deployment of more officials to the area to control traffic.


On Monday, our correspondent observed a steady flow but high influx of traffic being controlled by the LASTMA officials.


The State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode was in Agege last week where he announced the partial closure of a portion of the road so that work could begin.


The project is expected to run for about 12 months after which it would be commissioned for use.


LASTMA’s General Manager, Mr Olawale Musa assured residents and motorists that the State Government was determined to ensure a free flow of traffic throughout the construction of the bridge and that adequate measures had been put in place to ensure seamless connectivity within Agege and its environs.

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