Lagos shuts Yaba/Jibowu axis for rail project

In furtherance of the Nigerian Railway modernisation project (Lagos-Ibadan section) with extension to the Apapa Lagos Port, the Lagos State government will be closing traffic on the Yaba and Jibowu/Ogunmorin axis from November 16 to 23.

The closure will be from 8:00pm to 6:00am daily, for the level cross construction of the rail tracks.

The Jibowu axis, according to a statement from the state ministry of transport, would be closed down on November 16, while the Yaba axis of the rail will equally be shut on November 23. T

The routes would be closed at night to ensure smooth and uninterrupted flow of work on the rail tracks.

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The statement further noted that the routes would be used interchangeably as alternative routes for motorists, such that when one axis is under construction, the other will be opened for motorists.

The Lagos State government hereby appeals to road users to bear with the government as it takes steps to create proper road infrastructure that will ultimately improve the traffic situation in the state,” the statement said.

Joshua Bassey