The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday opened the Alapere Road and junction improvement works in the Agboyi Ketu area of the state, saying that his administration would continue to use judiciously taxes paid by Lagosians.
Ambode said the 1.4 kilometres road was a fulfilment of one of the recommendations of the traffic summit in November 2015.
“This infrastructure, with its improvement, will not only serve the purpose of reducing travel time and resolving gridlock, it will also increase the value of property in this area and become a source of prosperity to the owners. That is the Lagos of our dream,” the governor said.
Ambode also announced the approval for the commencement of the phase three of the traffic intervention plan in the Ketu-Alapere area, including the dualisation of the Demuren Road and Davies Street.
Responding to an appeal by residents for the construction of the Agboyi-Ketu Link Bridge, the governor said that work would commence on the project before the end of the year.
“We have talked about the Ketu-Agboyi Link Bridge in the town hall meeting; I know that is the most important project in this community. There is a contract between this community and the government that the bridge is what you want. We will give it to you,” Ambode said.
Earlier, Chairman of the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA, Dele Oshinowo, commended Ambode, adding that the governor’s projects had improved the health of the people and economy of the area.