Lagos State government on Thursday announced the closure of Ikeja road for 15 months over the ongoing rail project in the state.
The state’s Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, who disclosed this in a statement, said traffic on Adegbola Street would be diverted from Sunday to allow the construction of Ikeja overpass for the state’s rail Red Line project.
He said the diversion was to protect motorists and other road users from any form of accident during the construction work.
The commissioner said motorists from Computer Village and Simbiat Abiola Way heading towards Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway would be diverted to Akinremi Street to link Oshifila Street during the period.
Oladeinde said: “Motorists from Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway will equally be diverted to the Ikeja rail level crossing to connect Balogun Street and connect Oduyemi Street to link Obafemi Awolowo way to other locations.
“Traffic advisory board will be placed at Ikeja under bridge area, Simbiat Abiola way Junction and Adebola/Balogun Junctions to serve as a guide and reminder for motorists that ply these corridors frequently.”