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Sanwo-Olu reassures completion of Opebi-Mende-Ojota Link Bridge by Q3 2024

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu affirmed that the Opebi-Mende-Ojota Link Bridge will be accessible for commuters by the third quarter of 2024.

During an inspection of the site, Sanwo-Olu highlighted the progress, stating the construction, initiated over a year ago, has achieved 65% completion, indicating substantial advancement while acknowledging the work left.

“We came here last year, barely anything was in place. I’m impressed with the level of work by Messrs Julius Berger. We’re on track, aiming to finish by the second or third quarter of next year,” Sanwo-Olu commented, underscoring the project’s evolution.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu surrounded by engineers of Julius Berger during an inspection tour of the Opebi-Ojota-Mende Bridge project.

He envisioned the bridge transforming into an iconic structure akin to those in the Lekki axis, providing ample space for cycling and pedestrian movement, and promising a significant lifestyle enhancement for residents.


“Our goal is to replicate what’s seen in developed nations. We encourage exercise by the bridge and ensure free movement, resolving traffic problems and offering alternative routes for Lagosians,” he affirmed.

The Opebi-Mende-Ojota Link Bridge aims to address traffic congestion and offer new commuting pathways, easing access for residents from various locations and easing the strain on key roads like Kudirat Abiola Road and Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way.

Governor Sanwo-Olu acknowledged the challenging terrain, necessitating deep excavation by Julius Berger to secure a robust bridge structure, signalling not just infrastructural development but a fundamental shift in traffic management and accessibility in Lagos.

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