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Govt shuts down critical roads for Lagos-Ibadan railway project

Lagos state ministry of transportation has announced the closure of critical road corridors in order to carry out project work on-going standard gauge rail corridor.

The move which is in line with the Nigerian railway modernization project of the Lagos-Ibadan section with extension to the Apapa seaport will result to the closure of the down Brewery level crossing/Gaskiya road for construction works from Friday 14 to 20, 2020.

A statement from the Ministry of Transportation says that the on-going construction on the aforementioned routes, would be done in two parts to ease traffic movement. It noted that the closure has been slated at this time, to ensure there is smooth and uninterrupted flow of work on the rail tracks.

With this development, prospective road users will be allowed to ply available sides of the roads while the road is being worked on to ease traffic movement and allow motorists reach their various destinations with less difficulty.

“Road users are therefore advised to comply with the Traffic directions and road signals to minimize inconveniences that may be experienced while the construction works lasts,” the government said.

According to the statement; the “Lagos state government is hereby appealing to residents of the state, especially motorists that ply these corridors to bear the pains, as the project is aimed at achieving a seamless Multi Modal Transport System that will meet the transportation needs of a larger population”.

It said the construction work would commence on the first half of the affected routes and last for the first three days, after which the second half route would commence and equally last for the last three days.

 

MIKE OCHONMA

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