The Lagos State Government says it will divert traffic at Iyana-Era road for the rehabilitation and construction of a 20-meter bridge from September 24.
The diversion will last for one-year, government said.
The state Ministry of Transportation said in a statement that the road work would commence midnight Friday September 24, for a duration of 12 months.
Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, explained in the statement that the construction was pertinent to address the factors responsible for the rapid and frequent deterioration of the section of the road.
Oladeinde said that the portions before and after the existent culverts submerged into the surrounding swamp, hence the need for a bridge.
The commissioner further explained that motorists heading towards Shibiri, Ajangbadi and Igbogbo axis would be diverted at Era-Adaloko roundabout into a Contra flow on the Badagry bound lane to minimize the inconveniences during the course of the repairs.
Oladeinde further stated that the state’s Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA, would be fully on ground to direct traffic in addition to traffic guides which will be strategically placed to guide vehicular movement during the stipulated period.
The state government, while seeking residents’ cooperation for the successful commencement and completion of the project, reiterated its continuous commitment towards the development of transport infrastructure across the metropolis.
Oladeinde, however, maintained that it was vital for the Multi-Modal Transportation System of the state government which would turnout to boost the economic prowess of the citizenry.