The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed that the construction of the Opebi-Mende-Ojota Link Bridge will be completed and ready for use by the third quarter of 2024.
Sanwo-Olu disclosed this during an inspection of the bridge on Tuesday.
The governor said that the construction of the Opebi-Ojota link bridge which started over a year ago had reached 65 per cent completion.
The bridge, which is being constructed by Julius Berger, will have provisions for cycling and ample pedestrian walkway, the governor revealed.
Sanwo-Olu stated that the ample pedestrian walkway is intended to encourage people who would want to exercise by the bridge to do so, as well as allow people to move freely on the bridge.
He also said that the bridge was intended to solve a major traffic problem and provide alternative routes for Lagos residents.
Gov. Sanwo-Olu pointed out that the Opebi-Ojota link bridge was situated in a very tough terrain. This, he said, made the project manager, Julius Berger, do a 20-metre excavation to ensure that a solid bridge is built.