Lagos/Abeokuta expressway will be partially closed to traffic from midnight August 13, 2021 to September 2022 to accelerate the ongoing construction of the Ikeja overpass for the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line Rail project.
The road will be closed from Airport Bus Stop to the existing level crossing on Balogun Street junction at Ikeja.
A statement by Commissioner for Transport Frederic Oladeinde said the closed section will enable the contractor handling the overpass bridge begin civil works on the bridge, which will take traffic in and out of Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja.
According to Oladeinde, traffic from Oshodi heading towards Iyana Ipaja, Abule Egba and Old Abeokuta Motor road will be diverted into the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane from around the Airport Bus Stop and exit just before the level crossing around Balogun Street/Adegbola intersection to continue their journey.
Oladeinde added LAWMA officials will be deployed in the area to manage traffic flow and minimise inconveniences.
He said signs and direction notifications will be placed along the axis to guide motorists on movement.