The Lagos State Government will be closing down some roads in the State. They include: Yaba and Jibowu/Ogunmorin, Ilupeju axis. The closure will be on the 16th and 23rd of November respectively. Jibowu-Yaba
This is being done in continuation of the ongoing Nigerian Railway Modernization Project (Lagos-Ibadan section) with extension to Lagos Port, Apapa.
These roads will be closed from 8:00pm to 6:00am the next day. This will be for the level Cross construction of the rail tracks.
This was disclosed through a statement issued on Thursday, November 12, 2020, by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation.
The statement explained that the closure of the roads from 8:00 pm to 7:00 am each day. The schedule is as follows:
The closure of the Railway Level Crossing in Ilupeju is scheduled for Sunday, November 15.
Ogunmokun on Monday 16th. Jibowu-Yaba
Jibowu and Yaba on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
It stated further that the construction works on the designated routes would focus on track stress dispersion. It will also focus on locking at various level crossing joints of the Standard Gauge Railway. Motorists have been advised to utilize suggested alternative routes during the daily closure to enhance the free flow of traffic in the axis.
According to the statement, motorists plying Ilupeju level crossing will be diverted to Ogunmokun, Yaba, and Jibowu Crossing to access their desired destinations, while those who intend to use Ogunmokun Road or access other areas from the route are advised to use Ilupeju crossing to Mushin, Oshodi and Surulere to connect their desired destinations.
It averred that the identified alternative routes will be used interchangeably to ease movement and assured that the traffic management personnel will be available to ensure the free flow of traffic during the scheduled closure.
While advising motorists to comply with the traffic directions put in place to minimize inconveniences during the period, the Lagos State Government reiterated its determination to provide a seamless multi-modal transport system to meet the transportation needs of its large population.