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Light Rail Project: Lagos To Divert Traffic On Ijora, Apapa Expressway

Light Rail Project: Lagos To Divert Traffic On Ijora, Apapa Expressway

In its commitment to ensuring the construction of the first of its Light Rail System, the Lagos State Government has said that there would be a partial diversion of traffic on Ijora/Apapa Expressway on Saturday 27 and Sunday, 28 October, 2012 from 8.00am to 11am.

Light Rail Project: Lagos To Divert Traffic On Ijora, Apapa Expressway

The state Commissioner for Transportation, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, who spoke to journalists after a meeting with stakeholders in his Alausa office, said that the diversion was to enable the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) commence the erection of pre-stressed beams across Ijora/Apapa-Oshodi Expressway by Iganmu Bridge.

Opeifa, who said that the diversion/partial closure of the road would take place on Ijora/Apapa expressway inward Ijora just before Iganmu Bridge and on Iganmu Bridge inward Ijora, added that vehicles from Funsho Williams Avenue, Apapa Road and Costain area, as well as those from Orile Iganmu, approaching Ijora, should use Eko Bridge to link Ijora and Apapa. He added that movement from Apapa and Ijora towards Costain will not be affected.

The Commissioner enjoined motorists to bear with the state government during the diversion by driving carefully, and ensure the safety of others. He implored road users to take cognisance of informative signs which had been strategically erected at Orile Iganmu, Eric Moore junction, Doyin junction, Costain, Breweries and Apapa Road, in order to further educate them on the construction work.

He advised motorists to follow diversion signs and instructions from men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) who had been deployed to the axis to manage the situation and give assistance to the people.

It will be recalled that the Lagos State Government, in order to ensure mass movement of people, goods and services, decongest the road and reduce traffic gridlock, embarked on the construction of the 27 Kilometer Blue Line Rail project from Okokomaiko to Marina.

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