The Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration in Lagos State has announced a traffic diversion at the Kataguwa/Ilepo axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway for the construction of culverts starting from Friday.
According to a statement by the permanent secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Abdulhafiz Toriola, the diversion is part of efforts by the state government to address the perennial flooding challenge at Ilepo bus stop in Alimosho Local Government Area.
According to Toriola, “The following alternative routes will be available to motorists during the construction period. Traffic from Iyana Ipaja towards Abule-Egba will be diverted to the BRT Lane from Iyana Ipaja, while traffic from Iyana Ipaja towards Abule Egba and traffic from Abule-Egba inward Iyana Ipaja will be diverted to service lanes”
He stressed that “traffic from Abule-Egba towards Iyana Ipaja will be diverted to the BRT lane from Abule-Egba.”
Toriola appealed to motorists to be patient as the lane closure is also part of the traffic management plan for the construction of drains across the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.