Residents and travelers have commended the Lagos State Government for opening the Elegushi and Jakande roundabouts, which are currently undergoing reconstruction by the state government.
Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Wasiu Anifowoshe and the Permanent Secretary (Transportation), Mr. Oluseyi Whenu all witnessed the reopening.
Elegushi said the immediate impact observed on the project, is the reduction in traffic on both sides of the Expressway. He added that other exponential effects such as renewed social life, improved family life and lesser pressure on vehicles are the anticipated consequences of the renovation when fully completed.
He noted that though the project is at 85% completion, the opening to traffic is both to test the original concept that led to the removal of roundabouts and the introduction of signalisation to ensure that the chokepoints are removed and allow for the completion the other 8th Roundabout.
Elegushi, who declared that the project would impact the State’s economy through improved travel time and the attendant socio-economic benefits, also stated that provisions have been made in the coming year to ensure that other roundabout along the axis are also improved upon.
The acting commissioner appealed to motorists to obey the traffic officers who have been deployed to the area, adding that the signalisation has proved to be the appropriate solution to the perennial traffic on the axis.
The Managing Director of Planet Projects, Mr. Biodun Otunola, said the project targets continuous flow of traffic on both sides of the road, adding that when completed, the reduced travel time will boost the economy of the state thus increasing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).