The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to divert the traffic on Adegbola Street in Ikeja for 15 months, starting from April 11, 2021.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, who disclosed this said the diversion was to enable the construction of Ikeja Overpass for the Red Line Project of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit.
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The red line project is part of the state Rail Mass Transit System project being developed by Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) on behalf of the government.
The red line, which will be 30km long, will run between Marina and Agbado.
Oladeinde stated that the diversion was in line with the need to preserve and protect motorists and other road users against any form of accident during the stipulated construction duration.
The Commissioner said motorists from Computer Village and Simbiat Abiola Way heading towards Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway would be diverted to Akinremi Street to link Oshifila Street to make their way through the rail level crossing to their desired destinations.
He added that motorists from Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway will equally be diverted to the Ikeja rail level crossing to connect Balogun Street and connect Oduyemi Street to link Obafemi Awolowo way to other locations.
The Commissioner further stated that traffic advisory board will be placed at Ikeja under bridge area, Simbiat Abiola way Junction and Adebola/Balogun Junctions to serve as a guide and reminder for motorists that ply these corridors frequently.
He, therefore, assured motorists and road users that adequate traffic management plan has been put in place for the period of the diversion.