Commuters of the Oke-koto/Agunbiade intersection in the Agege Local Government Area of Lagos State would experience a road diversion for a period of one month following the state government’s efforts to carry out flood abatement works and rehabilitation of some sections of the road.
Announcing traffic diversion plans for the duration of the rehabilitation works, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, in a statement, said the section of the road will be temporarily closed to traffic from Friday 21st October to Monday 21st November 2022.
The State Government while urging road users to obey traffic signs which has been mounted along the construction zone in order to minimize discomfort on road users and ensure smooth traffic flow during the rehabilitation period also appeals for caution and cooperation of commuters.
Explaining further the traffic diversion plan, the release however stated that the diversion exercise will not prevent motorists coming from Agunbiade and its adjoining streets from using the Pen Cinema Bridge inward Oba Ogunji road.
The statement also assured that the State Government has directed all relevant Traffic Management Agencies especially, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to ensure free flow of traffic and Security Agencies to ensure safety for all during the period.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that Oladeinde has a Ph.D. in Transport Planning and Modelling from Imperial College, London.
Before his appointment, he was Director, Corporate and Investment Planning at the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) for three years.
Prior to joining LAMATA in 2008, Oladeinde spent seven years as a Senior Transport Planning Advisor at the United Kingdom’s Department for Transport.
Also, TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) had earlier reported that the Director, South-West, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Adedamola Kuti, assured travelers that the inward and outward sections of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be completed on or before December 2022.
Recall that in August travelers encountered challenges when approaching Alausa in Ikeja, from Magboro. Some of these travelers spend hours on a journey that ordinarily should not be up to an hour.