The Lagos State Government in its continuous drive to ease gridlocks has issued a traffic advisory guiding vehicular traffic movement along Ikorodu Road. This is in furtherance of the immediate plan to commence the rehabilitation and construction works on the Ketu – Mile 12 segment of the road.
In a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Transportation Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, as part Ministry’s traffic management strategy, he said the traffic advisory became expedient to sensitize motorists and other road users on the traffic counter flow regime that was about to start as well as to encourage the use of alternative roads during the period of the rehabilitation works, “as part of traffic management strategies during the period of construction of Ketu – Mile 12 segment of Ikorodu road, Government has provided traffic diversion plans and alternative routes to ensure smooth traffic flow along the corridor”, he said.
Motorists coming from Ikorodu inward Ketu will from the exit of the Mile 12 Bridge be diverted to the rehabilitated service lane and the main carriage lanes on the other side of the counter flow up to Ile-Ilè Bus stop inward Ketu from 4am to 2pm daily.
Motorists going towards the 3rd Mainland Bridge are also advised to turn under the Bridge to Ajelogo inward Alapere and Ogudu. Another alternative route is through Ikosi road to link Toll Gate inward 3rd Mainland Bridge.
For Ikorodu bound motorists approaching Owode Elede from Ketu, they will keep to the service lane from 4am while the normal flow of traffic would be maintained by 2pm daily.
While Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) personnel and other relevant agencies Officials will be on ground to direct traffic to alternatives routes, members of the public are implored to drive cautiously as they approach Mile 12 and Kosofe axis as rehabilitation works on the Service lane is set to commence immediately.
The Commissioner hereby solicit the cooperation of motorists in obeying all traffic regulations laid down by the relevant traffic agencies to ensure free flow of traffic during the construction period.