The Lagos State Government has announced plans for traffic diversion to complete the ongoing road rehabilitation and repair works on the failed portion of the road between Mazamaza and Signal Barracks on the Lagos Badagry Expressway for a period of eight weeks commencing from Monday, 29th March to Monday 31th May, 2021.
In a statement released today, the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said the traffic diversion was necessary to speed up the proposed rehabilitation works on the Lagos bound lane, which is already at an advanced stage, before the rainy season.
According to him, alternative routes have been made available with adequate traffic management measures put in place to ensure traffic movement despite the expected inconveniences, advising motorists heading towards Apapa from Mazamaza to use the newly constructed slip road by the Total Filling station to connect the ramp and access Apapa.
On the other hand, road users heading to Orile/Suru from Mazamaza will be diverted to the opening at Total Filling Station to link Toll lane and continue their movement to Orile or through the opening at Signal Barracks to access the Service lane from Toll lane to continue their journey.
He enjoined motorists going to Oshodi from Mazamaza to use the opening at Total Filling station to connect Toll lane and drive down to use the opening after Mile 2 underpass before Signal Barracks to access the ramp with counterflow to Apapa-Oworonshoki Expressway and continue their journey to Oshodi.
Oladeinde informed that road users going to Orile from Oshodi would be diverted to Mile 2 Oke to connect the ramp to Signal barracks and continue their journey to Orile Iganmu, while those going back to Oshodi should make a U-turn and continue their trip to Oshodi. Motorists coming from Otto Wharf should use the opening before Signal Barracks and connect the Toll lane in order to access Alaba/Orile.
While assuring that the State’s Traffic Management Personnel (LASTMA) will be deployed to the axis to manage traffic, the Commissioner warned that under no circumstances should traffice officials be assaulted in the course of duty, as anyone caught in the act will be dealt with decisively.
He reiterated that the State Government will continue to work relentlessly to ensure that movement within the metropolis is made seamless for the citizenry, stressing further that the cooperation of all and sundry is needed to achieve the goals set by the current administration in the transport sector.