Lagos shuts Yaba rail line for three weeks

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu


The Yaba overpass will be closed temporarily from Tuesday February 9 to Tuesday February 23, 2021 for works on the proposed Lagos State red line rail project.

According to a statement by the Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, the lane closure was necessary to commence soil testing along Muritala Mohammed Way, Ojuelegba Road (Tejuosho) as part of the traffic management plan to actualize phase one of the red line, which will run from Oyingbo to Agbado.

Motorists have been advised to utilize the main carriageway during the temporary closure.

Oladeinde, however, assured that traffic management personnel will be on the ground to direct traffic to minimize inconveniences.

“We urge residents of the state, especially motorists that ply these affected corridors to stay calm and cooperate with the interventions put in place to bring lasting solutions to transportation challenges in the State,” he said.