15th October, 2021
The Lagos State Government has released the diversion plan for a duration of four months commencing from Monday, 18th of October, 2021, in which reconstruction work will begin on the Apapa/Oworonshoki expressway.
The reconstruction is being done by the Federal Ministry of Works.
According to the construction schedule contained in the notification, traffic would 0be diverted at the Gbagada/Berger axis for Recycling and Asphalt works at night each day between 10:00pm and 5:00am
Explaining the diversion plan for the duration of the project, the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde stated that during the Asphalting process for both lanes of the road, a section of the chosen lane for construction (inbound or outbound) will be left free for motorists to utilize which will minimize inconveniences, adding that the State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) will be on ground to coordinate movement.
Oladeinde further assured that Signage’s with information on traffic directions will be hoisted by the Federal Government on the outbound carriageway to Ibadan and inbound carriageway to Lagos to guide motorists on movement during the construction period.
While expressing his gratitude to the citizenry for their understanding and patience despite the several construction projects ongoing within the State, the Transport Commissioner appealed that the posture of the people towards these projects should remain positive as the Smart City dream is achieved.