The dilapidated state of the link road between Gbagada – Owornshoki and New Garage – Jolad end of Bariga community, Lagos Mainland has continued to cause hardship for residents, business owners and motorists who ply the route to access their various destinations.
Presently, the link road has developed a huge ditch right in the middle which has made it difficult for motorists to use the road to access parts of Bariga, Lagos Mainland.
During an inspection of the area by InsideMainland, it was discovered that the road has been in a decrepit state for more than six months.
Residents of the area have abandoned the road and instead, use the access road beside Mobil filling station on Gbagada – Oworonshoki expressway or linking the overhead bridge to do a detour to connect the Gbagada General Hospital road to access their various destinations.
This situation has also strongly affected commuters because commercial bus drivers have deserted the place like a plague.
Speaking to InsideMainland, a resident who craved anonymity said: “The spot has turned into a trap because those who are not familiar with the area are often caught unawares by criminals.
“The situation has gotten worse. At first, it was a small hole and it developed into a deeper one that can even damage your vehicle if care is not taken.”
A road user, Mr. Folami Saka told InsideMainland that the situation has become a major concern for residents who spent longer time to get their homes. “At times, we manage to use the untarred portion just beside the bad road. But that space is not even good anymore because bigger SUVs and vehicles with big wheels have dug holes at different parts of the untarred portion.
“We hope the government can come to our aid because this link road is very important to us,” he said.
Meanwhile, there is currently Police presence on the spot. It was learnt that this was to ensure the location is safe at night for unsuspecting road users who might be caught in the decrepit road.
See more photos of the bad road below.