The Lagos State Government has announced that the road linking Mile 2 to Maza Maza and Signal Barracks, better known as Ojo Barracks along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway would be shut for repairs from March 29 to May 31, 2021.
In a statement by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, alternative routes would be created to ease traffic tension in the affected areas for the stipulated period of eight weeks.
Oladeinde disclosed that the traffic diversion became important to speed up the proposed rehabilitation works on Lagos bound lane which is already in its advanced stage, before the rainy season.
The commissioner further stated that the remedial work was part of the ongoing road rehabilitation works in different parts of the metropolis.
Motorists heading towards Apapa from Maza Maza are advised to use the newly constructed slip road by the Total Filling station to connect the ramp and access Apapa.
Oladeinde stated that traffic heading to Orile/Suru from Maza Maza will be diverted to the opening at Total Filling Station to link Toll lane and continue the movement to Orile or through the opening at Signal Barracks to access the Service lane from toll lane to continue their journey.
Traffic going to Oshodi from Maza Maza are also advised to ply the opening at Total Filling station to connect toll lane and drive down to the opening after Mile 2 underpass to utilize the opening before Signal Barracks and access the ramp with counterflow to Apapa -Oworonshoki Expressway to continue their journey to Oshodi.
Those coming from Oshodi to Orile would be directed to Mile 2 Oke to connect the ramp to Signal Barracks and continue their journey to Orile while those going back to Oshodi are advised to make a U-turn and continue their trip to oshodi.
Other motorists coming from Otto Wharf should make use of the opening before Signal Barracks and connect the toll lane and continue their journey to Alaba/Orile.
The Commissioner while assuring that the state’s Traffic Management Personnel Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, will be deployed to the axis to manage traffic, warned that under no circumstances should they be assaulted in the course of duty, as anyone caught in the act will be dealt with decisively.
Oladeinde reiterated that” government will continue to work relentlessly to ensure that movement within the metropolis is made seamless for the citizenry.
“The cooperation of all and sundry is needed to achieve the set goals by the current administration in the transport sector.”