It is a happy day for motorists in Lagos who are at peak hours today while Babajide Sanwo-Olu declared Lekki-Epe’s expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi’s link bride on Thursday.
The governor made the statement yesterday during a visit to the area.
He noted that this would be effective between 6.30am and 9.30am and also at peak times from 4.30pm to 8.00pm.
In addition, he held a meeting with stakeholders on the regeneration of the Lekki-Oniru parts of Victoria Island as part of efforts to resolve the traffic jams and floods in the Lekki and Ajah areas.
He said the goal is to allow those working in the traffic for the government to conduct an in-depth study of the flow of traffic around the axis of the island of Lekki-Ikoyi-Victoria.
“Tomorrow being Thursday, the toll plazas on the Ikoyi Link bridge and Lekki-Epe expressway will be left open between 6:30 am and 9:30 am in the morning and also between 4:30 pm and 8:00 pm in the evening,” he said.
“This is to allow us to do a real simulation of a traffic study in these areas that usually witness a high density of vehicular movement daily.
“We are currently undertaking a traffic study with our experts and we want to know where the traffic goes to when the tollgates are left open for steady movement. It is only when we do this activity at the peak hour that we will be able to understand how to deal with congestion in these places.”
Cars pay N250 per trip on Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge while SUVs pay higher.