Following the ongoing construction exercise on the Oshodi Transport Interchange, the Lagos State Government has announced there would be a partial restriction of movement on Oshodi flyover to enable it advance construction works in the axis.
The road closure will take effect 10:00 pm on Sunday, July 1, 2018, to 5:00 am on Monday, July 2, 2018.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Ade Akinsanya, the government said construction work at the Oshodi Transport Interchange had entered critical stage and the contractor Messer Planet Projects Limited would be hoisting heavy structural steel trusses for the assembly of the Skywalk Bridge.
InsideMainland gathered that officials of LASTMA, FRSC, Police, LAGESC, VIO, and other rescue agencies would be on ground to manage traffic and provide safety and security support during the 7-hour night operation.
“The flyover would be completely closed in the direction of Anthony to the Ikeja Airport, Lagos Mainland, while motorists in both directions would make use of the second carriageway from the Airport to Oshodi and Anthony.
“In addition, motorists coming from Anthony can either access Town Planning Way through Ikorodu Road or Apapa Oworonshoki Expressway and then turn to Ilupeju Industrial Avenue before linking Agege Motor Road via Ilupeju bypass to make a U-turn at Bolade to access Apapa Oworonshoki Expressway,” the Commissioner said.
He added that: “For motorists coming from Isolo/Airport Road, you can enter the service lane at Charity and turn to Agege Motor Road at Oshodi and then link Ilupeju Industrial Avenue via Ilupeju Bypass and then turn to Town Planning Way to link up Apapa-Oworonshoki Expressway.”
Besides, Akinsanya added that in the days and weeks ahead, there would also be closures on certain roads within the axis to vehicular and human traffic, just as he solicited the cooperation and support of all road users plying the corridor to observe all the precaution signs on the road.
“We encourage individuals and groups that may have cause to use the network of roads and bridges passing through, or linking Oshodi and environ, to be alert to disruptions and danger associated with movement of heavy steel and equipment,” he said.
He added that the State Government has also put in place effective traffic management strategies to manage traffic situation during the period of closure.
Akinsanya noted that “the notice of restriction of the road became expedient to enlighten motorists and other road users to utilize alternative routes to avoid delay as well as obey traffic officers deployed on the road to ease movement.”