Lagos Announces Traffic Diversion At Yaba Area Due to Rail Construction

Lagos Announces Traffic Diversion At Yaba Area Due to Rail Construction

In order to complete the first phase of the Red Line railway project covering Oyingbo to Agbado, the Lagos State Government is diverting traffic from Yaba from midnight February 1 to February 16, 2022.

Dr Frederic Oladeinde, the commissioner for transportation, said in a statement that the diversion was in line with the Lagos Rail Mass Transit project.

Oladeinde averred 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 diverted to Empire Road at Jibowu while traffic inbound Yaba will be diverted to Empire Road to access Western Avenue.

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

The commissioner assured that the site would be cordon off for the safety of the citizenry, adding that emergency vehicles would be on ground to tow mechanical faulty vehicles along the axis.

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

The State Government reiterated 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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