In fulfillment of Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s earlier promise, a new pedestrian bridge has been constructed on the Apete River and opened for public use.
The commissioner explained that though the bridge was solid enough for vehicular activities, it would only be used by pedestrians, for now, to give room for the continuation of the main bridge.
Mr. Kolade assured the people of Apete that another pedestrian bridge would be constructed at the other side of the bridge within the next two weeks.
According to him, the second pedestrian bridge, on completion, would serve both pedestrians and commercial motorcyclists with the exception of vehicles pending the completion of the main bridge.
“The bridge is solid enough for vehicular activities but because of the need to continue work on the main bridge the pedestrian bridge will be restricted to vehicular activities for now, it will only be opened for pedestrian activities, we will not even allow Okada riders to use it”.
We are appealing to our people to abide by the instruction on the use of the bridge in another two weeks a similar bridge will also be constructed at the other side of the bridge.
He, therefore, appealed to the people of Apete and its environs to abide by the instruction for their and that of the contractor handling the project.
The commissioner also disclosed that work was going on on the 3.5 km. Ijokodo-Poly-Apete Road, adding that the side drainages on the road had been completed, urging the people to exercise patience with the government pending the completion of the road and the Apete.
He also disclosed that work was going on in other bridges similarly washed away by flood, stressing that most of them had reached 80 to 90 per cent completion.
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