The Lagos State Government has completed the removal of the dilapidated and disused steel pedestrian bridge at Fadeyi Bus Stop along Ikorodu Road.
The removal of the bridge was completed 24 hours ahead of schedule, thus the State Government has lifted the partial restriction of movement in the Fadeyi end of the road.
The state government had last week announced partial restriction of movement on Ikorodu Road to enable the replacement of the disused Fadeyi bridge with a new footbridge.
In a statement on Sunday by the Permanent Secretary in the State’s Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olujimi Hotonu, the government thanked Lagosians for their exceptional co-operation of Lagosians which led to the completion of the removal of the disused bridge ahead of schedule.
Hotonu also urged residents to make use of the second pedestrian bridge at Fadeyi whilst the replacement of the dilapidated bridge would last.
He said: “The Lagos State Government wish to announce the complete removal of the dilapidated Fadeyi pedestrian bridge 24 hours ahead of schedule. As a result of this, the Fadeyi end of Ikorodu road has been opened to traffic and would no longer be closed today as earlier announced.
“Due to the exceptional co-operation of Lagosians, it is important to state that the complete removal of pedestrian bridge, carried out between 11pm Saturday night and 6am Sunday morning, was done with minimal disruption to traffic, safely and without any incident.
“We want to encourage Lagosians to use the second pedestrian bridge at Fadeyi whilst Lagos State Government replace the dilapidated bridge.”
The State Government also commended the project team led by Messrs Planet Projects Limited, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Governor’s Monitoring Team (GMT), Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Nigerian Police and the entire Fadeyi community for making the exercise come to completion 24 hours ahead of schedule, safely and without any incidents.
The project for the removal and replacement of the disused and dilapidated Fadeyi bridge was part of the continuous drive of the state government to protect the lives of pedestrians on the highway, and bequeath a new one worthy of the status of the State to the people.