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Lagos declares traffic diversion at Yaba axis for rail construction


The Lagos State Government said it would be shifting traffic from Yaba as it continues the First Phase of the construction of the Red Line railways covering Oyingbo to Agbado from midnight Feb. 1, to Feb. 16, 2022.

In a statement by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde said the diversion was in line with the Lagos Rail Mass Transit project.

Oladeinde positively stated that the two-week-long site activity would necessitate a diversion to protect road users during the installation of precast beams.

According to the diversion plan, motorists heading to Muritala Mohammed way from Western Avenue will be moving to Empire Road at Jibowu while traffic inbound Yaba will be diverted to Empire Road to access Western Avenue.

He stated that in the same vein, motorists on Herbert Macaulay road would be able to connect Empire Road to access Western Avenue for their desired destinations.

The commissioner confidently said that the site would be cordoned off for the safety of the citizenry, adding that emergency vehicles would be available to tow faulty vehicles along the axis.

He also stated that signages would be placed on the access roads with the State’s Traffic Management Authority to manage traffic flow and minimize inconveniences.

The State Government stated again about its continuous commitment towards the development of transport infrastructure within the metropolis, maintaining that it is vital for the Multi-Modal Transportation System of the State Government which would, in turn, boost the economic prowess of the citizenry.

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