In continuation of the ongoing Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Redline Project Phase I (Oyingbo – Agbado), the Lagos State Government will divert traffic at Apapa Road in the Oyingbo area of the State from Tuesday, 16th November 2021 to Tuesday, 11th January 2022, a duration of two months.
A statement signed by the Honourable Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, explained that the diversion will necessitate a partial closure of the road for the commencement of construction of the Oyingbo Overpass.
Assuring that alternative routes have been mapped out for motorists and road users, the Commissioner revealed that the traffic flow on Apapa Road will be eased with the provision of temporary lanes for motorists during the construction period.
In the same vein, he noted that traffic on Murtala Mohammed Way will be diverted from Abeokuta Street to link Borno Way inwards Coates Street to access Murtala Mohammed Way, adding that motorists will be able to access Cemetery Street from Abeokuta Street.
Oladeinde stressed that there will be no inbound and outbound traffic from Ibadan Street, Ondo Street and Jebba Street, maintaining that Borno Way will serve as an alternative route as well.
The Transport Commissioner reassured that the State Traffic Management Authority will be available to complement the signs mounted along the routes to guide motorists and minimise any form of inconvenience.
While soliciting the cooperation of motorists towards the success of the project, he reiterated the commitment of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration towards the development of transport infrastructure within the metropolis, adding that a Multi-Modal Transportation System will boost the economic prowess of the citizenry and the State at large.