10th January, 2023
The Lagos State Government is extending the traffic diversion already in place at Murtala Mohammed Way from the previously extended completion date of 31st December, 2022 to 28th February, 2023.
This is in continuity of the construction of the first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit project.
Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde explained that the extension was needed to enable the contractor complete the construction of the ramp.
Highlighting the diversion strategy, Oladeinde re-stated that traffic on Murtala Mohammed way would be diverted to Ojuelegba- Tejuosho slip road to link Muritala Mohammed Way, while traffic circulating Western Avenue, Yaba and Herbert Macaulay will be diverted to Empire road to access Muritala Mohammed and Western Avenue for a continued journey as stated previously in the past traffic diversion notices.
The Commissioner assured that the construction site would be cordon off for the safety of the citizenry, adding that emergency vehicles would be on ground to tow faulty vehicles along the axis.
He also stated that signage would be placed on the access roads with the presence of the State’s Traffic Management Authority to manage traffic flow and minimize inconveniences just as they have done since the commencement of the project.
Oladeinde reiterated its continuous commitment towards the development of transport infrastructure within the metropolis, maintaining that it is vital for the Multi-Modal Transportation System of the State Government which will in turn boost the economic prowess of the citizenry.