Lagos begins massive demolition of structures in Ikorodu on Monday


Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation

The Lagos State Government says it will begin massive demolition of structures along the Right of Way of Ikorodu Roundabout from Monday to Tuesday in preparedness for Junction improvement traffic diversion plan.

The Junction improvement traffic diversion is slated for midnight of Friday, 17th September, 2021.

The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde explained that demolition would be executed in phases.

He said the first phase which would take place on the first day would cover CAC Road Junction to Ayangburen Road in the morning, while the second phase would cover AP Filling Station inwards Sabo in the afternoon.

Oladeinde further explained that on the second day, the demolition exercise would be carried out at the Sabo Police Station, Central Mosque, Conoil and Ayangburen Road from morning till afternoon.

The Commissioner, however, disclosed that though the demolition would not impede on traffic flow, alternative routes have been made available to reduce the pressure that might occur during the demolition exercise and to sensitise motorists ahead of the full project commencement which would last for eight months.

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“Motorists heading inwards Ayangburen from CAC can alternately utilize Ayedere Owowu road by GTB to make an exit at Etunreren to reach their destinations, while motorists inbound ketu/Lagos axis from AP Filling Station are advised to use Suleiman Soderu road and make an exit at Awoshode Street.

“In the same vein, Traffic inbound Central Mosque and Ayangburen from Ikorodu Police Station can alternately use Adeniran Ogunsanya road and exit Sabo Sagamu road while Lagos bound motorists can make a detour at Suleiman Soderu road to access their destinations,” he said.

Oladeinde reiterated that the main carriageway of the affected axis would not be barred from traffic but that alternative routes have been provided to give motorists options for smooth operation around the corridor.

The Commissioner further stated that the exercise had been organized in phases to ensure safety of the motoring public as well as the contractors on site, while assuring that road signs, barriers and caution guards would be mounted along the affected sites to guide traffic flow inbound and outbound Ikorodu Roundabout.

He urged the public to cooperate with the State Government to ensure successful commencement and execution of the project.

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