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Lagos Govt Announces Closure Of Ikorodu-Mile 12 Road, Provides Alternative Routes

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The Lagos State government has announced the closure of the popular Ikorodu-Mile 12 corridor road for repairs.

According to a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the closure will last for four weeks commencing from Saturday 16th January, 2021 (today).

He explained that in furtherance of the ongoing rehabilitation works on Ikorodu Road, Mile12 to Ketu corridor, the Lagos State Government will close down the service lane inward Lagos for repairs.

Oladeinde added in the statement that the upgrade of the service lane inward Lagos from Chainage 1+900m (Ikosi Junction) to CH.2+479 (LAMATA Interchange project) is part of efforts of the Governor Sanwo-Olu led administration’s efforts to ensure a seamless flow of traffic within the metropolis, especially along the ever-busy Ikorodu Road.

He also explained that the closure will affect the existing traffic management plan put in place, adding that the motoring public needs to be very cautious when driving along the corridor while using the diversion routes to reduce inconveniences.

The statement explained that while the repair work is in progress, alternative routes will be used to ease the work and ensure seamless flow of traffic on the axis.

The Alausa Secretariat, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway bound motorists will be diverted through Oyero Street, Ohundun Street and Ikosi Road, while Lagos bound motorists will use the already completed main carriageway inward Lagos.

He advised road users to exit from “inward Lagos carriageway” at LAMATA interchange to connect the Third Axial Road as an alternative route.

The Commissioner revealed that pavement works on the main carriageway inward Lagos had been completed, while inward Ikorodu will be completed in the next few days.

The Commissioner while apologizing for any inconvenience residents and road users may encounter in the course of the repair works, appealed to Lagosians to complement the present administration’s efforts with full compliance to directives and total adherence to the traffic laws to ensure better mobility during the course of the construction along the corridor.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the extension of the work-from-home order to civil servants in the state.

The Governor on Saturday, told civil servants on Grade Level 14 and below who had earlier being instructed to work from home till January 18, to continue working from home till February 1, 2021.

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