Lagos announces three hours road closure to install pedestrian bridge components at Ikeja Along

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Part of Gbagada-Oworonshoki Expressway closed

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Lagos State Government says it will be diverting traffic at PWD inwards “Ile Zik” axis of the Lagos Abeokuta Expressway on Saturday 23rd March and Sunday 24th March, 2024 to install vital components on the pedestrian bridge at Ikeja Along.

The government said the traffic diversion was for the safety of pedestrians on Ikeja Along connecting with the Ikeja Train Station to access the Lagos Rail Mass Transit, Red Line.

The traffic diversion will be between 5am and 8am each day.

Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, in a statement late Friday said the diversion plan was for the installation of some vital components of the ongoing pedestrian bridge construction at Ikeja Along.

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Osiyemi said traffic from Abule Egba to Oshodi would be diverted to Agege Motor Road by “Ile ZIk” to link Akanni Doherty road and Oba Akran Avenue and proceed to Kodesoh to access the Airport Ramp to connect Bolade/Oshodi.

He added that traffic heading to Dopemu/Abule Egba from Bolade/Oshodi would be diverted to Works Road by PWD inwards Oba Akinjobi Way to access the newly constructed Ikeja Overpass inwards Agege Motor Road to access the desired destinations.

Reiterating that the diversion is intentionally fixed for weekend and at early hours, Osiyemi assured that the State’s Traffic Management Personnel would be on ground to manage commuting and minimize inconveniences.

 

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