Lagos government announces traffic diversion from Friday over railway project

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In continuation of the Nigerian Railway ModerniSation Project (Lagos-Ibadan section), which extends to Lagos Port at Apapa, the Lagos State Government has announced the diversion of traffic flow at Jibowu and Anifowose Level Crossing for construction works from Friday, 9th July to Saturday, 10th July, 2021.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, stated that traffic on Anifowose Level Crossing will also be diverted from Saturday, 10th July to Sunday, 11th July, 2021, between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am on both days, to allow contractors lay asphalt on the level crossings.
He said that motorists plying Jibowu level Crossing would be diverted to Ilupeju, Ogunmokun and Yaba Level Crossing to ease the traffic flow along the corridor, assuring that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) will deploy officers to manage the flow of traffic in the axis.
The Commissioner, therefore, urged all road users to ply the suggested traffic directions to minimise inconvenience in movement, noting that the closure was necessary to ensure smooth and uninterrupted flow of work on the rail tracks.
While appealing to residents and road users, especially motorists plying the corridors, to cooperate with the State Government, Oladeinde said the project is aimed at achieving a seamless multimodal transport system that will meet the transportation needs of citizens.
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