Lagos announces traffic diversion at Alakija; Ijora Causeway

Lagos announces traffic diversion at Alakija; Ijora Causeway
The Lagos State Government has announced that from September 1 to November 1 there will be a traffic diversion at the Alakija crossroads for maintenance.

The detour is necessary for the Lagos-Badagry Expressway's ongoing repair.

This was announced in a statement released on Tuesday in Lagos by the commissioner of transportation, Frederick Oladeinde.

According to Mr. Oladeinde, alternate routes had been planned and will be fixed to allow for smooth vehicular circulation.

In order to get to their targeted locations, he said, drivers entering Badagry could utilise the service lane to approach the diversion points at Festac First Gate or Agboju Second Gate to link 2nd Avenue inward Alakija.

He urged motorists going beyond Festac Town to utilise the diversion into the main carriageway after Agboju (Second Gate) onto the flyover bridge or exit the interchange bridge to connect to Abule Ado, to continue their journey.

“Motorists heading towards Abule Ado, Alakija, Old Ojo Road and Mile 2 would be diverted into Dantata to connect the Interchange Bridge and continue on the flyover towards Mile 2 on the main carriageway or exit into the service lane after the bridge at Oluti.

“Similarly, motorists on the service lane could connect Old Ojo Road via Alakija Roundabout while those on the Toll lane towards Oluti/Old Ojo Road axis are to use the flyover exit at Oluti opening and connect Old Ojo Road.

“Motorists on the Lagos-bound service lane going to Abule Ado are advised to use the opening at Dantata to access the main carriageway and ascend the interchange bridge to make a U-turn and continue their journey inbound Abule Ado/Trade Fair,” Mr Oladeinde said.

The government also announced plans to divert traffic at Ijora from Friday, following a notification received from the Federal Ministry of Works on the Ijora Eastlink/Causeway project.

Mr Oladeinde said that motorists would be diverted into the National Arts Theatre to access Ijora and Costain, as the flexible pavement linking Eko Bridge would be under rehabilitation.

He gave assurance that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officials would be deployed to the affected routes to minimise inconveniences.

Mr Oladeinde said the officials would ease traffic flow during the course of the construction.

He said the ongoing projects across the state were geared towards creating and maintaining an efficient transportation system.
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