- Says Initiative will decongest Traffic in the Area
The Lagos State Government on Saturday unveiled the newly constructed Alapere slip road, noting that the effort would no doubt, bring further relief to traffic along the axis of Lagos to Berger.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who said the project was another mission statement of his Administration’s commitment towards decongesting the traffic gridlock along the axis for motorist and residents alike, called attention to its major gain: a 2-lane access road from Iyana Oworo through Olopomeji towards Alapere-ketu that will relieve traffic flow towards the Lagos –Ibadan Expressway and Ojodu Berger axis.
“Our administration will not relent in ensuring the safety and accessibility of public roads by constantly monitoring interventions and initiatives which are being implemented to enhance mobility and commercial development of Lagos as a first choice location for foreign and local investors”, the Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Dr.Oluranti Adebule said, adding that the slip road would improve traffic management and translate into improved value chain of production, health benefit and prosperity for all Lagosians.
Ambode posited that apart from the concretized slip road which also comes with horticulture, artwork, walkways, covered drains and streetlights designed to last for at least 25 years, provision was also made for pedestrian safety with the integration of a two meter wide walkway and drainage on the side to ensure that vehicular movement is not impeded by pedestrian.
While assuring Lagosians of his Administations’ commitment to making life better, He said: “You are all aware of the existing prohibition of street trading and patronage on pedestrian walkways and public roads. We shall not hesitate to enforce the provisions of the law against any violator.