Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Declares Toll-Free Passage For Motorists at Lekki Axis on Thursday
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has removed toll fees for motorists going and coming out of Lekki axis during rush hours on Thursday.
The Governor declared the toll-free passage on Wednesday at the toll plaza on Lekki-Epe Expressway and the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge between 6:30am and 9:30am in the morning, and also at the peak period in the evening (4:30pm to 8pm).
The purpose, he said, is for doing traffic situation analysis in the area to find solutions to the issue of traffic gridlock in the area.
The cost of the toll fees for the study period will be borne by the government, Mr Sanwo-Olu said.
“Tomorrow being Thursday, the toll plazas on the Ikoyi Link Bridge and Lekki-Epe Expressway will be left open between 6:30 am and 9:30 am in the morning and also between 4:30 pm and 8:00 pm in the evening,” said Mr Sanwo-Olu.
“This is to allow us to do a real simulation of a traffic study in these areas that usually witness a high density of vehicular movement daily.
“We are currently undertaking a traffic study with our experts, and we want to know where the traffic goes to when the tollgates are left open for steady movement. It is only when we do this activity at the peak hour that we will be able to understand how to deal with congestion in these places.”
Mr Sanwo-Olu said the undertaking was necessary for the government to take actions that would lead to a reduction of traffic on the axes by 50 per cent.