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Lagos commences junction improvement works in Ikeja, announce traffic diversion routes – Nairametrics

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The Lagos State Government has commenced Junction Improvement Works at Awolowo Way/Kodesho/Oba Akran Road, underpass by Computer Village in the Ikeja area of the state for a period of 8 months.

The disclosure is contained in a statement issued by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, in Lagos on Wednesday, where he explained that the construction would be done in phases, starting with the removal of structures impeding traffic.

Oladeinde said this will be followed by diversion of traffic from midnight Friday for the full project commencement adding that the construction site had been divided into 4 zones.

According to NAN, he, however, allayed fears of motorists by assuring them that efficient traffic diversion plan was well mapped out for each zone.

What the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation is saying

Oladeinde asked the residents to cooperate with the state government by adhering to all the directions of the Lagos state Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the traffic advisory provided to minimise the inconveniences that might arise from the construction.

He said, “During the construction at LASUTH Underbridge axis, inbound Obafemi Awolowo way (Zone 1), traffic heading toward Oba Akran/Underbridge will be diverted. This diversion is from Oriyomi Street to link Olowu, to access Awolowo Way for the desired destination or proceed to make a U-turn to connect Ajao Street and access Adeniyi Jones.

Motorists coming from the outbound lane on Awolowo Road will be diverted to Ajao Street to link Adeniyi Jones and also connect them with Oba Akran. While a U-turn to Oshifila or Modupe Street will link up with Akinremi or Adegbola for the desired destinations during the construction of Obafemi Awolowo inbound Oba Akran axis (Zone 2).

Ikeja Flyover Bridge will also be opened to motorists to be utilised alternately during the duration of the Junction Improvement project. For motorists heading towards the Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, they will be diverted to the same routes highlighted under Zone 2 Traffic Diversion.

”Modupe Street will also connect Adegbola or Akinremi Street to access Simbiat Abiola Way to reach their destination.”

Oladeinde solicited the cooperation of the residents and advised motorists against indiscriminate parking of vehicles along the diversionary routes, and appealed to the people of Lagos for patience and understanding.

What you should know

  • It can be recalled that earlier in March, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu handed over the redesigned and improved junction work on the first, second intersection, and Abraham Adesanya junction on the Lekki-Epe expressway
  • Earlier in August, the Lagos State Government reiterated its commitment to junction improvement works, saying there is no going back on Phase II of the reconfiguration plan for Ikorodu, Ikeja, and other areas across the State.
  • The state government noted that the previous junction improvements at Allen Roundabout, Lekki First, and Second Roundabouts have led to improved traffic flow along those corridors.

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