In continuation of the ongoing reconstruction works on Ketu – Mile 12 section of Lagos/Ikorodu Road, the Lagos State Government will be diverting traffic from Ojota Underpass to Demurin Junction on the Ikorodu corridor from Monday, 26th April, 2021 for a period of four weeks.
According to a statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the diversion became necessary to allow the contractor handling the project to commence construction works on the service lane inward Ikorodu from Ojota Underpass to Demurin Junction.
Oladeinde revealed that this will necessitate the temporary closure of access routes to Ketu during the repair works, stressing that the section of the road was vital to the quick completion of the rehabilitation that has been ongoing on Ikorodu Road for the past year.
He hinted that different alternative routes have been suggested for road users during the period, while noting that the personnel of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) would be available to direct traffic to ease vehicular movement.
According to him “Motorists coming from Iyana Oworonshoki axis inward Ketu, Mile 12 and Ikorodu will be diverted to Alapere to make an exit through Ajelogo Street and Mile 12 Underbridge, or to use the Cloverleaf Ramp to descend into Maryland bound lane to access the ramp back to the bridge and take another descent into the Ketu-bound main carriageway”.
“Traffic heading towards Ketu, Mile 12 and Ikorodu from Maryland/Ojota axis will be able to access the main carriageway inward Ikorodu, while vehicles heading towards the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway will equally have access to the exit ramp to reach their desired destinations”, he added.
While imploring motorists to use the exit ramp and make a U-turn at 7UP to get to the second exit on Ojota Bridge, Oladeinde appealed to residents of the State, especially motorists plying the corridor, to support the ongoing project which is aimed at finding a lasting solution to the congestion in the metropolis.