By Emmanuel Adeleke
Lagos State Government has announced traffic diversion at Apapa Dockyard Road in line with the Nigerian Railway Modernisation Project (Lagos-Ibadan section), with extension to Lagos Port complex, Apapa.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said that the maintenance works were vital to keep the rail track in proper condition and to ensure safety of commuters.
He said the government would divert traffic flow at Apapa Dockyard Road from 6pm on Sunday, January 23, till 6am, Monday January 24, 2022, for maintenance works on the level crossing.
Explaining the traffic diversion plan, the commissioner said that a counter flow would be created on the lane that is free when rehabilitation work is ongoing on the other, to enable motorists ply the route and reach their desired destinations without much difficulty.
Oladeinde enjoined road users to comply with the officials Lagos State Traffic Management Authority(LASTMA), to minimise inconveniences that may ensue while the repair work lasts.
“Lagos State Government is hereby appealing to residents of the state, especially motorists to cooperate fully with the interventions made available to ease traffic flow, as the project is aimed at achieving a seamless nulti-modal transport system that will provide viable options for movement and subsequently meet the transportation needs of a larger population,” he said.