by Usman Alabi

Lagos on Tuesday completed the removal of the Jakande and Chisco roundabouts in Ikate Elegushi axis of the state as part of effort to reduce travel time on the Lekki-Epe Expressway

The acting commissioner for transportation, Anofi Elegushi briefed journalists after the opening of the modified Jakande junction. According to him, the Ambode administration is determined more than ever to make this Yuletide period stress free as far as traffic is concerned.

Elegushi also said that the third, fourth and eight roundabouts would also be reconstructed to ease traffic congestion in the area and would be fully completed by January.

“The roundabouts were replaced with traffic lights, expansion of the roads and provision of dedicated turning lanes as well as additional lay-bys.

“This will surely decongest traffic in this area, even for commercial vehicles, the travel time will reduce and they will have enough turnaround by earning more,” he said

The contractor for the project, Biodun Otunola, also said that apart from taking away the roundabouts to reduce travel time, pedestrians were also a major actor.

The planned removal of three roundabouts along the Lekki-Epe  Expressway was announced on August 17, 2016. The roundabouts to be  removed includes 4th Roundabout (Elegushi); 5th Roundabout (Jakande) and the 8th Roundabout (VGC).

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