by Usman Alabi
The Lagos state government is constructing a flyover at Abule Egba which also entails both side of the road.
The ongoing project has brought untold hardship to commuters in the area. Some of them though believe the project is worth it, yet never envisaged the challenges they are currently experiencing as a result of the project.
A trip to Abule Egba during this period is probably one that you don’t want to undertake except you have something very crucial to do.
The ongoing construction is also bringing pressure on other inner roads within the environs since the main road is currently undergoing construction. One of our readers narrates a tale of accidents and despoliation on the inner roads. The road is blocked at super bus-stop, where the buses are expected to take a diversion, especially those that are heading towards Sango Ota.
All the inner roads currently been used as alternatives are nothing to write home about, some are water logged, some have very deep porthole especially at the super bus-stop, leading to heavy traffic in the morning and evenings.
Then the tick dust in the air which no matter how hard you try to be elusive, you will always have your own share.
This is perhaps the price to pay for development. It is also important that the government consider renovating the inner roads that are currently in bad shape because of the pressure on them as a result of the ongoing construction of the main road. The reason why the people are concerned is because they feel the government would eventually not look into the inner roads when the main road is completed finished
Share with us your experience using this road, do you think this daily experience is worth it?
Do you think there is something the government can do before embarking on a project to alleviate the impact of such project on the people while it is still ongoing?