- After many months of construction, a BRT corridor is to be commissioned by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state
- The corridor along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway was conceived in 2017 to help ease the traffic bottlenecks experienced daily by residents
- However, despite a reported 2018 flag-off of work on the expressway from which the BRT corridor was carved out, residents have continued to groan
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Nearly a year and three months after his emergence as governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is set to commission the Oshodi-Abule Egba stretch of the BRT corridor.
Legit.ng understands that the governor will be commissioning the project conceived in 2017 on Tuesday, August 11.
There is the belief that the project would give relief to motorists and commuters on the corridor as it aims to decongest the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, which has long collapsed and is calling for the attention of the federal government.
"It has the aim of reducing travel time on the ever-busy road by almost 75 percent," an official of the state government told Legit.ng on Sunday, August 9, adding that the project is in two faces.
The first phase, Legit.ng understands, has 14 bus stations between Abule Egba and Oshodi.
While five of the stations face both sides of the expressway, the other nine are described as medium terminals.
Constructed by a contracting firm, the project was supervised by the Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA).
Meanwhile, residents of the state and its adjourning Ogun have continued to clamour for the fixing of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway from which the BRT corridor was carved out by the state government.
According to those who have spoken about the road, it is now common to daily experience breakdown of vehicles and trucks with man-hour lost to the terrible traffic situation on the stretch.
In May 2018, Legit.ng reported that the federal ministry of power, works and housing officially inaugurated the rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta Road.
The report had quoted the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as stating that officials of the ministry led an inspection tour of the road from the Ile Zik bus stop in Lagos to Ota in Ogun state and back to Ile Zik as part of the official flag-off.
However, Julius Berger has begun rehabilitation works around the Sango Ota area.
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