The Lagos State Government has announced that the Ikeja road will be closed for 15 months, starting April 11, 2021. As a result, traffic on Adegbola Street will be diverted.
According to the state government, the closure is to enable the construction of the Ikeja overpass for the Red Line Project of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit.
The Commissioner for Transportation Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, explained in a statement that the diversion was in line with the need to preserve and protect motorists and other road users against any form of accident during the stipulated construction duration.
Oladeinde assured residents that adequate traffic management plans have been put in place for the period of the diversion.
The Commissioner disclosed that motorists from computer village and Simbiat Abiola Way heading towards Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway will be diverted to Akinremi street to link Oshifila Street to make their way through the rail level crossing to their desired destinations.
He added that motorists from Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway will equally be diverted to the Ikeja rail level crossing to connect Balogun Street and connect Oduyemi Street to link Obafemi Awolowo way to other locations.
Oladeinde also added that traffic advisory board will be placed at Ikeja under bridge area, Simbiat Abiola way Junction and Adebola/Balogun Junctions to serve as a guide and reminder for motorists that ply these routes.