Lagos State government on Monday said the on-going Oshodi Transport Interchange would be completed within the first quarter of 2019.
Adebowale Akinsanya, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, in a statement on the state of the project, said it was gratifying to report that substantial progress had been made towards its completion.
He added that with the on-going pace of work, the project would be completed within the first quarter of 2019, and operations would commence thereafter.
Akinsanya urged commuters around the state to look forward to a comfortable, accessible and world-class transport system.
He commended motorists and residents in the state for co-operating with government in the implementation of the project, assuring that all hands would be on deck to expedite work for completion on schedule.
He said: “At the moment, 83 per cent total work progress has been achieved, including completion of piling works on the three terminals and completion of the piling works for the Skywalks.
“Among others, we have also completed works on the pile caps for the three terminals, concrete works of the buildings, ground floor works on all the loading bays for the three terminals, erection of steelworks for the Skywalks and terminals and Taxi Park and car park area, while road works around the terminal are at an advanced stage as well as bus holding bays around the terminals also at an advanced stage.”
The Oshodi Transport Interchange Project (OTIP), which is part of the Bus Reform Initiative of the state government, was designed to transform the axis and enhance connectivity.
The project seeks to transform Oshodi into a world-class Central Business District (CBD) with business, travel and leisure activities conducted in a serene, secure, clean, orderly and hygienic environment, comparable with other transport terminals around the world.
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