The Lagos State Government has announced a partial closure of the service lane inbound Maryland from the end of Gani Fawehinmi Park to the end of the Second Pedestrian Bridge, Ojota from Tuesday, November 17, 2020, for a period of six weeks in continuation of the reconstruction along Ikorodu Road.
A release signed by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, stated that the partial closure is to allow the contractor handling the stretch of the project from Ojota to Maryland to continue with the next phase of the construction works.
He explained that with the partial closure, motorists coming from Ikeja axis are advised to use 7Up road through Billings Way to link Oregun/Kudirat Abiola Way inbound Ikorodu road by Ojota bus stop.
The Commissioner also added that traffic inward Ojota Bus Stop/Maryland from the Ibadan-Lagos Expressway could either proceed to Oworonshoki/Gbagada or descend the loop by Abiola Gardens to connect Ikorodu road (inbound Ketu), and ascend the loop back to the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway through the loop beside LAMATA Office to access Ikorodu Road to Ojota, assuring that adequate road signs have been provided to guide motorists’ movement.
Oladeinde averred that the State Government’s effort is aimed at ensuring thorough repair works is carried out within the time stipulated for the construction, adding that officials of the traffic management agency, LASTMA, would be available to ensure smooth and steady traffic flow.
While soliciting for the cooperation and support of motorists plying the corridor despite the inconvenience the partial closure may cause, the Commissioner disclosed that the project is aimed at finding a lasting solution to traffic congestion along the axis.