The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has unveiled an overpass bridge project in the Yaba axis of the state on Thursday.
This was revealed in photos shared on X, formerly Twitter, by his Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Jubril Gawat.
According to Gawat, the purpose of the bridge is to reduce train and vehicular interaction when the Red Line Rail starts and to help change the look of the whole area.
His caption read, “So, today, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. #jidesanwoolu, will commission the Yaba Flyover Bridge Project. This project is one of the flyovers built under the Lagos Red Line Rail Project.
“That canopy-like structure is the Yaba Bus Station, which was commissioned by Governor #jidesanwoolu on June 15, 2021, and is linked to the Yaba Train Station for the Red Line Rail. The markets are being cleared off, and a vast pedestrian area will be created.
“From Jibowu, you can take the flyover into Ojuelegba Road and vice versa. You can also drive from Tejuoso to link Muritala Muhammed easily through the flyover.
“This will reduce train and vehicular interaction, thereby reducing accidents too. The Red Line Rail will move at almost every moment, and the tracks will be much busier.”
Speaking on the completion of the bridge, the managing director of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, Engineer Abimbola Akinjo, said the overpass bridge will eliminate incessant accidents at level crossings as well as facilitate unhindered movement for the Red Line trains, whose frequency will be very high.
She added, “We have completed three of the overpasses, Oyingbo, Yaba, and Ikeja, with the one in Mushin due for completion by the end of the year.”