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Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge toll to become fully electronic by October – Sanwo-Olu

By Chris Odogwu
Publish on July 12, 2019

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At the commencement of the electronic system, there would be a reduction in traffic time by 50%.

The Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge toll will be made fully electronic by October. This was disclosed by the Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Speaking to the press after inspecting the Lekki-Epe Expressway, the Executive Governor stated that the project would be executed via a public-private initiative. The electronic system will put a stop to the manual collection of cash from motorists, thereby eradicating long queues often experienced at the toll gate.

“We are trying to change the entire software, and come October, this toll plaza is expected to go electronic. This means that people will not be paying cash on this toll plaza again. We are trying to reconfigure and come up with a solution.”

Sanwo-Olu said that the initiative would take another three months to be implemented. At the commencement of the electronic system, there would be a reduction in traffic time by 50%.

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“It is going to take us additional three months. End of September into the first week of October, we should be ready that Lekki/Ikoyi link bridge goes electronic. Once this is done, we can assure you that traffic and journey time would be reduced by well over 50 per cent.”

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The Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge toll will be made 100% electronic

In a bid to identify the cause of traffic gridlock along the Victoria Island-Lekki-Ajah Expressway, the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge was left open at peak hours yesterday Thursday, July 11, 2019.

The Governor also revealed that the drainage in the Abraham Adesanya axis which causes flood would be fixed. Earlier, he had a meeting with some key persons in the Victoria Island-Lekki area to tackle the traffic gridlock in the area.

Managing Director, Planets Project Limited, Mr. Biodun Otunola, said that poor drainage system, bad state of link and inner street roads were factors responsible for the traffic congestion. He further suggested the classification of some inner street roads as one-way and the removal of the roundabouts along the road, replacing them with traffic lights to ease traffic.

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Chris Odogwu is a freelance Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication (Public Relations and Advertising major) from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them. Connect with him on LinkedIn (Chris Odogwu), Twitter & Instagram (Chris_Odogwu).