Improved site visitors circulation and discount in journey time are within the offing for Lagos motorists and commuters as building works start on the Allen-Awolowo Way roundabout, in Ikeja.
The large roundabout which helps motorists and commuters to join key areas just like the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa; Aromire Avenue, Allen and Ikeja Underneath-bridge linking the favored Laptop Village, was in 2019 recognized as a significant trigger gridlock on the Awolowo Way, and subsequently, advisable for remodeling.
The statues of Obafemi Awolowo, first premier of Western Area of Nigeria, and Fela Anikulapo Kuti, a Nigerian afro-beat legend (each late), erected on the roundabout have been taken down to permit work begin on the location. The headless ‘Liberation’ statue of Fela, and ‘Victory’ statue of Awolowo, in accordance to officers could be relocated elsewhere.
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The Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration final 12 months recognized 60 areas throughout the state the place it hoped modify to permit for higher site visitors circulation and cut back journey time.
The work is beginning with 4 out of the 60 recognized site visitors inclined areas. The primary 4 embody Allen, Maryland, Ikotun and 2nd Lekki roundabout.
The remodeling entails removing of the affected roundabouts and separate streams of site visitors by way of Visitors Sign Lights (TSL). The work will synchronise all TSLs by way of clever site visitors methods which is able to recognise the densities of site visitors streams and provides priorities accordingly.
Frederic Oladeinde, the commissioner for transportation, stated the thought is to cut back gridlock and enhance the capability of the roundabouts to accommodate growing vehicular site visitors.
“We’ve because the early days of the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, dedicated ourselves to guaranteeing discount in site visitors congestion by resolving key gridlock factors.
“We began off by way of discovery of 60 gridlock junctions and areas throughout the state. Seven pilot schemes had been unlocked, we progressed within the site visitors administration measures to 27 areas and now we’re engaged on 4 main junctions by eradicating the roundabouts presently inflicting chaos throughout turning-movements.
“The four identified roundabouts are Ikotun, 2nd oundabout on Lekki-Epe Expressway, Allen Avenue roundabout and Maryland,” stated Oladeinde.
In accordance to him, aside from the pedestrian actions and chaos throughout turning on the junctions, the roundabouts have inadequate capacities to cater for the site visitors quantity throughout peak hours.
The 4 roundabouts, in accordance to the official, are billed to be delivered inside 4 months.
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