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Lagos Announces Closure Of Roads For Railway Project



The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu alongside his cabinet members on Wednesday attended a stakeholders meeting aimed at the proposed regeneration of Lekki-oniru axis, victoria island, Lagos.

Ganiyat Ganiyu 

The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of three major roads for the Nigeria Railway Modernization Project (Lagos-Ibadan section) with extension to Lagos Port, Apapa.

The State Government in a statement late Friday said Adejobi Street, Agege, Adegbola Level Crossing and Works Road, in Ikeja Area of the state would be closed on the 9th, 11th and 12th of November, 2020 from 8:00pm to 7:00am on each date.

The statement issued by the Ministry of Transportation explained that the phase of construction works on the designated routes would focus on the closure of the track stress dispersion and locking at various level crossings.

It therefore advised motorists to utilise alternative routes that have been provided during the construction works to enhance free flow of traffic on the aforementioned dates.

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According to the Statement, Motorists plying Adejobi, Agege axis would be diverted to Fagba Crossing, Toyin Crossing and Ashade Underpass to access their desired destinations.

The Statement further advised road users that wish to access Adegbola Street from Adegbola to make use of Works road, Oba Akinjobi Way to Ikeja Underbridge, Ashade Underpass, Airport Underbridge, Ikeja Along, and Local Government Secretariat Way to get to their desired destinations.

While imploring motorists to comply with the Traffic directions put in place to minimise inconveniences in movement, it stated that the closure has been slated at this time, to ensure there is smooth and uninterrupted flow of work on the rail tracks.

The State Government through this statement, appealed to residents of the State, especially motorists that ply these corridors to bear the pains, as the project is aimed at achieving a seamless multi modal transport system that will meet the transportation needs of a larger population.

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