18th August, 2021
The Special Adviser to the Lagos State on Central Business Districts, Mr Olugbenga Oyerinde has called for caution as rehabilitation of CMS Marina road continues.
He also appealed for patience and understanding of road users, residents and business owners within the axis.
Oyerinde appealed while supervising the control of traffic by CBD operatives within the Lagos Island CBD which had been experiencing heavy traffic situations occasioned by road rehabilitation activities.
According to him, there was the need to continually appeal to motorists, residents and business owners to exercise caution, patience, obey traffic diversions and traffic rules to mitigate the upsurge of traffic build-up.
Motorists are to observe speed limits around the construction zones, obey diversion signs and bear the temporary inconvenience that comes with the rehabilitation.
“CBD and other relevant traffic agencies have adequately deployed personnel and resources to be on duty to control traffic.
“Adequate traffic signage’s and diversion notices have been made available to ease the flow of traffic.
“I want to beg that all road users within the Lagos Island business district should please comply with these simple rules, drive safely, drive slowly especially around diversions.
“To residents and business owners, who live and do business around here, we want to seek their understanding, definitely traffic has increased, please tolerate us, accept us for this moment. It is difficult to construct a road of this nature without any discomfort.’’
Oyerinde explained that rehabilitation work is ongoing smoothly on various sections of the outer Marina and diversion of traffic from appropriate areas to fast track construction on the important sections have been made.
Also, he noted that due to the rehabilitation work, traffic inward Eko Bridge, Broad Street and connecting inner Marina from Martins Street have been most affected.
He pledged the readiness of CBD operatives with other relevant traffic agencies to manage the situation daily.
In particular, he warned miscreants not to take advantage of the traffic situations to perpetrate evil as security agencies are fully on the ground to prevent any criminality.
Meanwhile, he called on shop owners and traders to desist from displaying their wares on roadsides and streets.
As CBD operatives will continue to dislodge road and street traders as well as remove any impediments constructed on the road setbacks and drainage alignments.