The Lagos State Government has announced that it will close the section of the Ketu-Mile 12 corridor of Ikorodu road that covers NNPC fuel station by Anibaba Street and Mile 12 bridge, for the commencement of the fourth segment of the construction works for 20 days.
This follows the completion of the third segment of the ongoing rehabilitation works along that corridor.
The disclosure was made through a statement that was issued on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde.
Oladeinde noted that the rehabilitation works which will commence on Wednesday, 11th November 2020, will be geared towards changing the present surface to a Reinforced Continuous Concrete Pavement (RCCP).
The Commissioner disclosed that adequate traffic diversion plans and alternative routes have been suggested for motorists and road users during the construction period.
He said, “Ikorodu bound motorists approaching Owode Elede from Ketu, are advised to keep to the alternative carriage lanes inward Mile-12 and BRT lanes. Motorists from Ketu inward Ikorodu will exit the service lane from Ile-Ile bus stop to join a lane to Mile-12 Bridge from 2p.m daily, while the normal flow of traffic would be maintained from 12 midnight to 2p.m.
“Other alternative arrangement will have motorists exit from the Third Axial Road, divert from Alapere and Ogudu to make use of the adjoining routes on Aliu, Oladele, and Adedoyin Streets to link Mile-12 Under Bridge, through Ajelogo. Articulated Vehicles are, however, advised to approach Mile-12 market using Oremerin and Ibikunle Streets.’’
Oladeinde said that motorists from Ikorodu are free to use the completed sections of the main carriageway, while motorists inbound Third Mainland Bridge are advised to divert at Ile-Ile (NNPC) to make use of Olatunji Ige, Fakoya Street, and Ikosi Road to link Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
He assured that all the alternative lanes have been marked with relevant road signs to guide motorists plying the routes, while the officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) will be available to ensure the free flow of vehicular movement.
The Commissioner solicited the support and cooperation of residents and motorists in view of the inconveniences that the construction works might cause, stressing that the State Government transport infrastructure renewal plan will birth the desired result of a seamless multimodal transportation system.
The Lagos State Government will be closing down the section that covers NNPC fuel station by Anibaba Street and Mile-12 Bridge for the commencement of the fourth segment of the construction works for 20 days.@jidesanwoolu @dr_oladeinde @LASGWorks @gbenga_omo#ForAGreaterLagos pic.twitter.com/dWovZrqqAE
— The Lagos State Govt (@followlasg) November 10, 2020