Lagos closes Ikeja, Iganmu roads for rail line

Lagos closes Ikeja, Iganmu roads for rail line 


Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced that it would close two roads to traffic on today, January 9 and Saturday January 11 respectively.

It said this was to facilitate the completion of the construction of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, where the roads were located.

The Public Affairs Unit of the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation said this in a statement.

It stated that the Public Works Department Level Crossing in Ikeja and the Nigerian Brewery Level Crossing in Iganmu area would be affected by the closure.

It said that the PWD Level Crossing would be closed to traffic from 8.00 p.m. on January 9 to 6. 00 a.m. on January 10.

The statement also stated that the Nigerian Brewery Level Crossing in Iganmu area would be closed to traffic same time on January 11.

“Alternative routes have been provided for road users to utilise during the course of the construction to ensure that motorists reach their various destinations with ease.

“The closure has also been slated at this time to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted flow of work on the rail tracks,” it said.

The unit motorists plying the Ikeja axis to access their destinations through Ilupeju Level Crossing and Ikeja Along Level Crossing.

It added that road users driving along Iganmu axis inward Surulere should make use of Costain Expressway and Orile Express corridor, Bode Thomas Street and Eric Moore Road.

“The Lagos State Government is hereby appealing to the residents of the state, especially motorists that ply these corridors, to bear the pains. This project is aimed at achieving a seamless multimodal transport system in the state,” it added.