The Lagos State Government announced on Friday that it will temporarily close the PWD level crossing in Ikeja to motorists on Saturday, 7th March, from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am on Sunday, 8th March. This is to enable contractors to lay tracks on the Nigerian railway modernization project that's currently under construction.
The partial closure will enable contractors lay tracks on the ongoing railway project
In a statement made available to the public, the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation advised motorists who would want to ply the PWD level crossing route to take the Ashade Underpass by Idimongoro in order to connect back to Ikeja They were also told to go through the Airport Bridge by General Hospital to connect to the Oshodi Motorway and then gain access to their desired destination.
The closure was made to ensure there's a smooth and seamless flow of work on the rail tracks. And also to help meet the transportation needs of the teeming population.
According to the statement, all road users should adhere to the traffic signals and obey traffic management officials as well. This would go a long way to easing the traffic situation in Ikeja and reduce any inconveniences that may arise from the ongoing railway project at PWD level crossing.
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The railway project will help ease the transportation problem in Lagos state
The Lagos State Government asked all Lagosians to bear the pains and show their support on the ongoing Nigerian Railway Modernization Project while reemphasizing its dedication to providing an uninterrupted multi-modal transportation system that will solve the transportation problems experienced in the state.
At present, the Federal Government is constructing a railway line that'll link Lagos to Ibadan. And Naijauto gathered the railway project is Nigerian's first Double Gauge railway. The 156 kilometers railway track is constructed with Chinese technology and according to their standard as well. Reports say the project will gulp $1.58 billion and it has also provided job opportunities to over 7000 Nigerians.
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