Lagos to shut street in Ikeja for 15 months as a consequence of Ikeja Overpass challenge

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The Lagos State Government has introduced the diversion of the visitors on Adegbola Street, Ikeja from Sunday, April 11, 2021, for a interval of 15 months.

The street closure is in readiness for the development of the Ikeja Overpass for the Red Line Project of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit.

According to tweet posts from the Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on New Media, Jubril Gawat, on his official Twitter deal with, this disclosure is contained in a press release issued by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation Dr Frederic Oladeinde, on Tuesday, April 7, 2021.

Oladeinde defined that the diversion was consistent with the necessity to protect and defend motorists and different street customers towards any type of accidents throughout the stipulated building length.

While assuring that an satisfactory visitors administration plan has been put in place for the interval of the diversion, the Commissioner disclosed that motorists from pc village and Simbiat Abiola Way heading in direction of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway might be diverted to Akinremi avenue to hyperlink Oshifila Street to make their means by way of the rail degree crossing to their desired locations.

Oladeinde additionally acknowledged that motorists from Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway will equally be diverted to the Ikeja rail degree crossing to attach Balogun Street and join Oduyemi Street to hyperlink Obafemi Awolowo Way to different areas.

The assertion from the Commissioner additionally added that the visitors advisory board might be positioned at Ikeja below the bridge space, Simbiat Abiola Way Junction and Adebola/Balogun Junctions to function a information and reminder for motorists that ply these corridors often.

What you must know

  • The Red line is a 37 km North-South rail route that proposes to run on the identical alignment with the Standard Gauge Rail system being constructed by the Federal Government as a part of the nationwide rail community.
  • It is anticipated to run from Agbado to Marina with 12 proposed stations at Agbado, Iju, Agege, Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, Ebute Meta, Ido, Ebute Ero, and Marina.
  • The Red Line is part of the state authorities’s imaginative and prescient of an built-in multimodal transportation system contained within the State’s Strategic Transport Master Plan (STMP), developed by LAMATA, which goals finally to start a world-class transportation community that may assist the state’s profile, because the financial capital of Nigeria and Africa.
  • The state authorities had stated that it expects the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red Line to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2022.

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