Sequel to our initial report that the Lagos State government would close two roads in a bid to facilitate construction works on the Lagos-Ibadan railway, details of the road closure have been announced by the authorities.
The project is part of the federal government's commitment to resuscitate railway transportation in the country
According to an official statement released on Monday, the roads in question are Yaba Level Crossing and Jonathan Coker Street in Fagba axis. Giving more details of the closure, the government stated that Jonathan Coker Street road would be shut down from 8 pm on February 20 through 6 am on February 21 to enable the contractors to install the railway panel rubber. In the same vein, The Yaba Level Crossing road will be shut down from 8 pm on February 22 through 12 pm on February 23.
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As both roads are located in busy areas, the state government acknowledges the trouble closing them will cause the populace. Hence, it has appealed to the masses, especially motorists, to bear the inconvenience. They are advised to make use of alternative routes in their movements. The project, when completed, will enhance transportation in the state.
The statement read thus:
“Motorists plying Jonathan Coker axis will be diverted to the Ashade, Toyin and Adejobi Level Crossing to reduce the inconvenience of the ongoing construction and aid road users to get to their various destinations.
“Motorists plying Jibowu Level Crossing will be diverted to Ilupeju, Ogunmokun, and Yaba Level Crossing to ease the traffic flow along the corridor.
“While motorists plying Yaba Level Crossing will be diverted to Ilupeju, Ogunmokun and Jibowu Level Crossing to access their desired destinations.
The project is in line with the state government’s commitment to improving transportation in the Centre of Excellence. With the completion of the railway project, people can travel to Ibadan with ease.
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