Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor, has on Sunday, opened the T-shaped Oyingbo Overpass Bridge to traffic.
This is an another ancillary infrastructure of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line.
It was declared open by Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State, who came on the invitation of Sanwo-Olu, to inaugurate the project undertaken by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).
It needs to be stressed that the inauguration of Oyingbo Flyover came just three days after Yaba Flyover was inaugurated by the state government.
In his open speech, Mr Sanwo-Olu said the Oyingbo Overpass Bridge was to ensure the safety of lives and uninterrupted flow of vehicular traffic at level crossings along the Red Line Rail.
The governor noted that the 7.7-metre bridge was the second of the four that had been delivered to ensure the safety of lives and ease of vehicular traffic at the Red Line.
The Oyingbo Flyover serves as a major transit link between Lagos Island and the Mainland, ascending from Murtala Mohammed Way in Ebute Metta and dropping traffic into two separate arterial roads – Iddo and Costain.
He thought that the project would solve vehicular congestion and delays, which hamper free movement in the vicinity.
“Today, we are opening another Overpass Bridge constructed to ensure the safety of lives and uninterrupted flow of vehicular traffic at level crossings along the Red Line.
”This key project, which is the second of the five bridges undertaken by the Lagos State Government along the rail corridor, has been delivered in Oyingbo, famous for being a thriving centre of commerce.
”The siting of this infrastructure in this area is strategic and intentional to achieve a seamless integrated intermodal transport system for the people.
”Oyingbo Flyover is an important bridge connecting Oyingbo Station of the Lagos Red Line to the Oyingbo Bus Station. The infrastructure has also opened new connectivity for motorists and commuters going to the Island from the Mainland,” he said.