Following the traffic diversion at the Ojota loop on the usually busy Ikorodu Road expressway by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), there is currently a heavy gridlock on the axis.
Due to the rush hour, motorists using the expressway from Ketu through Ojota, Maryland and Anthony are currently held in a heavy gridlock.
Also, other connecting axes to the expressway such as the Oregun road, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way through Maryland and parts of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway through Alausa are currently affected.
As as result, traffic officials are stationed at strategic positions on Ikorodu Road to ensure free flow of traffic.
The traffic diversion at Ojota loop was contained in a statement released by officials of LASTMA and obtained by InsideMainland that “the diversion is imperative in view of the need to carefully manage traffic along the axis and maximize the gains of various traffic management strategies adopted by the present administration.”
In the statement, LASTMA further appealed for the cooperation of motorists, commercial vehicle drivers and commuters, advising “all those intending to link the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway to go through the service lane to link up at the Loop in order to use the exits available on the service lane after the Ojota Garage or the pedestrian bridges along the Ikorodu bound traffic.”
The statement disclosed further that appropriate signs have been installed, adding that motorists especially, the commercial bus operators, must restrict their activities to the service lanes and ensure that they use designated bus stops in the area.