Sanwo-olu promises to deliver Oshodi BRT corridor in May
The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu, has said the ongoing construction of the Bus Rapid Transport corridor from Oshodi to Abule egba area of the state will be completed in May 2020.
Sanwo-olu, who spoke while inspecting the project on Sunday, noted that the 13.68 kilometre-long route would be opened with 200 buses.
The governor said upon completion, the project would ease transportation challenges along the route and bring relief to residents.
“We are hoping that by the end of May, we should complete the entire Phase 1 of the BRT infrastructure along this route. The work has been pushed up and the entire project is about 75 per cent to completion. The rest of the construction activities to be done include completion of bus shelters, rigid pavements and terminals,” he added.
he noted that government had started addressing some impediments slowing down construction work on the path, including blocked drainage network along the route.
The ongoing Phase 1 of the project will have 14 bus stations between Abule egba and Oshodi.
Five of the stations are bilateral, facing both sides of the expressway, while nine are medium stations.
Also, streetlight facilities will be installed on the route in addition to pedestrian bridges being built along the path.
The governor said the state would acquire land to build mega bus depots for the BRT vehicles to be deployed in the area.
After the completion of the first phase, Sanwo-olu disclosed that work would commence on the Phase II of the project, which would stretch from Abule egba to Sango, later this year.