21st April, 2022
The Lagos State Government has announced a traffic diversion on the Public Works Road in Ikeja for Rail Level Crossing asphalt laying by 9.00 pm today, Thursday, till 6.00 am on Friday.
The move is in line with the Nigerian Railway Modernization Project (Lagos-Ibadan section) with an extension to Lagos Port at Apapa.
In a statement released by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde disclosed that the asphalting of the level crossing on the Public Works Road, Ikeja was necessary to ease traffic flow across the rail track in the section.
“According to the diversion plan, motorists from GRA are advised to make use of Oba Akinjobi Way to link Airport Under Bridge to access Agege Motor Road, while Motorists from Oshodi coming into the GRA, Ikeja will be diverted to the Airport Bridge or Adegbola Level Crossing for their desired destinations.
“Road users are, therefore, advised to comply with the Traffic directions provided by the Traffic Enforcement Personnel on ground as well as road signals to minimize inconveniences during the rehabilitation works,” Oladeinde said.
“Lagos State Government is hereby appealing to residents of the State, especially motorists that ply the mentioned corridor to make use of the alternatives routes provided to ease traffic flow, as the palliative works is aimed at achieving a seamless Multi-modal Transport System that is being envisaged for a greater Lagos,” he added.