Lagos To Open Agege Pen-Cinema Bridge Next February As Project Reaches 90 Percent Completion

The long-awaited Agege Pen-Cinema Bridge in Lagos State is scheduled to fully open to vehicular movement in about eight weeks, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu assured commuters in the axis.

The project is said to be at 90 per cent completion; all civil works have already been completed on the bridge. The overpass ascends from Oba Ogunji Road and drops at Oke Koto axis of Agege. The bridge also opens to old Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway through Abule Egba.

When opened for use, it will bring an end to the discomfort currently being experienced by motorists plying Agege-Abule Egba.

Sanwo-Olu, in company of his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and members of the State’s cabinet, went on an unplanned inspection of the project site on Wednesday and assessed the level of work done so far.

The Governor was joined in a walk-through on the 1.7 kilometre-long bridge by a multitude of ecstatic residents, who expressed their appreciation on pace of work on the bridge.

Speaking to reporters during the tour of the project site, Sanwo-Olu expressed satisfaction on the quality of work done, disclosing that the bridge would be fully opened for public use next February.

He said the only work left on the bridge was turning intersection improvements at the descending part of the bridge and signalisation for ease of traffic movement.

The Governor said

We have just finished an inspection and a walk through of the Agege Pen-Cinema Bridge. The level of completion of the project is around 90 per cent.

All the major brick work has been done and we are left with two major deliverables, which include cleaning up the intersection and signalisation.

There are four synchronised signalisation we are expecting to have and each must work together with the other. We are expecting that all these will be done early next year.

The Governor also charged the residents on the need to keep peace in the area, asking them to protect assets of the Government in their neighborhoods.