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Lagos govt. announces traffic diversions at Ikeja Along

The Lagos State Government (LASG) has announced a three-hour traffic diversion for the installation of some components on the pedestrian bridge at Ikeja Along.





The state’s Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi, made the announcement in a statement, on Friday, in Lagos.





Osiyemi said this was to ensure the safety of pedestrians on Ikeja Along connecting with the Ikeja Train Station to access the Lagos Rail Mass Transit, Red Line.





“The Lagos State Government will be diverting traffic at PWD inwards ‘Ile Zik’ axis of the Lagos Abeokuta Expressway, tomorrow Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 between 5.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. (3 hours) each day.



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“The diversion plan is for the installation of some vital components of the ongoing pedestrian bridge construction at Ikeja Along,” he said.





The commissioner listed alternative routes mapped out for motorists to utilise during the early hours of the two days.





“Traffic from Abule Egba to Oshodi will be diverted to Agege Motor Road by ‘Ile ZIk’ to link Akanni Doherty road and Oba Akran Avenue and proceed to Kodesoh to access the Airport Ramp to connect Bolade/Oshodi.






‘Traffic heading to Dopemu/Abule Egba from Bolade/Oshodi will be diverted to Works Road by PWD inwards Oba Akinjobi Way to access the newly constructed Ikeja Overpass inwards Agege Motor Road to access the desired destinations,” he said.






Osiyemi said that the diversion was intentionally fixed for weekend, at early hours.