In line with the on-going reconstruction works on Ketu – Mile-12 Section of the Lagos/Ikorodu Road, Lagos State Government has announced the diversion of traffic on the corridor from Friday, 21stAugust to Wednesday, 21st October 2020.
The announcement which was contained in a statement issued by the Honourable Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, stated that the diversion became necessary in order to allow the contractor handling the project commence the second segment of the reconstruction works along Mile 12 to Ketu, having completed the first segment, Ketu – Mile 12 corridor.
The Commissioner noted that the government has outlined alternative routes for road users during the construction period, while LASTMA and other Traffic Management Agencies will be on ground to direct traffic in order to ensure free vehicular movement in the axis during the construction period.
According to him, between 4 am and 2 pm each day, motorists coming from Ikorodu inward Ketu/Lagos Island will be diverted from Mile 12 Bridge to join the carriageway and realign to normal flow at Ketu, adding that the Mile 12 service lane will be opened to movements inward Ketu.
He explained further that motorists can use the Mile 12 Under-Bridge to link Ajelogo through Alapere, while motorists inbound Ikorodu will continue their movement on the service and BRT lanes, advising those coming from Third Mainland Bridge inbound Ikorodu to connect Mile-12, through Alapere to Ajelogo.
Similarly, Oladeinde averred that between 2 p.m and 4 a.m daily, motorists from Ikorodu inward Ketu are implored to use the service lane alongside BRT lane from Kosofe to link Ketu and realign to normal flow at Ketu, or use Mile 12 Under-Bridge to link Ajelogo through Alapere to access their destinations.
While adding that motorists inbound Ikorodu from Ketu will be allowed to use both the Service lane and Main carriageway to link Mile 12, the Commissioner, however, advised articulated vehicles approaching Mile 12 Market to use Oremerin and Ibukun Streets only to navigate their journeys.
He, therefore, solicited for the cooperation of all road users, especially motorists plying the corridor, stressing that the project is aimed at finding a lasting solution to the ever-busy road in line with the traffic management and transportation policy of the State Government.