In furtherance of the ongoing construction of the First Phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit, Red Line project, the Lagos State Government has announced the extension of the traffic diversion on Muritala Mohammed Way and Apapa Road, Oyingbo from the 27th January, 2023 till 31st March, 2023 for a duration of nine weeks.
In a statement released by the Ministry of Transportation, the Commissioner, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde explained that the total lane closure will be sustained to allow the contractor complete the construction without any inhibition during the course of the construction.
Oladeinde revealed that the previous alternative routes will be maintained as well. He stated that traffic on Muritala Mohammed way will be diverted to Abeokuta Street to access Borno Way to Coates Street to link Muritala Mohammed Way again, adding that motorists can alternately access their destinations from Cemetery Street.
In the same vein, Traffic on Apapa Road will be accommodated with the temporary lanes constructed before the overpass and will be channelized to two lanes on Muritala Mohammed Way.
The Commissioner assured that the site will be cordon off for the safety of the citizenry, adding that emergency vehicles will be on ground to tow broken down vehicles along the axis. He also stated that signage’s will be placed on the access roads with the State’s Traffic Management Authority to manage traffic flow and minimize inconveniences
The State Government reiterates its commitment towards the development of transport infrastructure within the metropolis, maintaining that it is vital for the Multi-Modal Transportation System of the State Government which will in turn boost the economic prowess of the citizenry.