Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared Thursday a toll-free day during the morning and evening peak hours for vehicles plying the Lekki and Admiralty toll plaza in Lekki and Ikoyi.
Mr Sanwo-Olu said this on Wednesday during a tour of the Victoria Island-Lekki-Ajah axis over traffic gridlock and flooding issues.
The governor said the toll-free hours was to enable the state monitor traffic in a bid to finding solutions to traffic gridlock in the area.
The toll plaza would be left open between 6:30 am – 9:30 am and 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
Sanwo-Olu said the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge would become fully electronic by October in order to cut off delays caused by queues of motorists seeking to pay the toll fare.
“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,” he said