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Abule-Egba Flyover Residents urge Lagos govt. to fix alternative roads

Another resident, Mrs Taiye Erewa, said motorists sometimes clashed with residents who had refused vehicles’ entry into their streets.

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Residents of Agbado/Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) on Wednesday urged the Lagos State Government to rehabilitate alternative routes used by motorists while the Abule-Egba flyover was under construction.

The residents told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the alternative roads had become dilapidated and urged the state government not to abandon them after completing the flyover.

Mr Adewale Iyiola, a resident, said most of the alternative roads had become deplorable due to overuse, urging the Lagos government to fix them.

“At a point, motorists were using the Awori route to link Oja-Oba-Super route, linking Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, but now both roads are no longer passable,” he said.

Mr Kazeem Adeyemo, a community leader in the area, said the alternative routes were in bad shape because the roads could not withstand the volume of traffic due to the road diversion.

“We know we cannot stop motorists from plying the routes, so we are asking the Lagos State Government not to abandon these routes when the flyover is completed,” said another resident, Mrs Bolu Oseni.

Another resident, Mrs Taiye Erewa, said motorists sometimes clashed with residents who had refused vehicles’ entry into their streets.

“We know that it is illegal to close street gates but who will fix these roads when the major route is re-opened."

“Some boys in the area often extort money from motorists, resulting in clashes."

“We do not want trouble as we don’t mean any arm; all we need is reconstruction of all alternative roads used during the construction of the flyover,” she said.

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