The Lagos State Government has announced a traffic diversion on the Ojota axis of Lagos-Ikorodu Road to enable reconstruction works along the corridor for the next four weeks, effective from 6.00 am on Saturday, 28th August, to Friday, 25th September 2020. According to a statement issued by the Honourable Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the diversion became necessary in order to allow the contractor handling the rehabilitation works to continue with the next phase of the project without hindrances.
He added that the ramp descending outbound Oworonshoki Expressway to outbound Ikorodu and sections of the service lane in front of LAMATA office will be closed to traffic during the rehabilitation works to allow for smooth repairs of the failed sections of the service lane inwards Ojota and Maryland. The Commissioner explained that different alternative routes have been suggested for utilisation by road during the rehabilitation period, adding that LASTMA and other Traffic Management Agencies will be available to direct traffic for free vehicular movement throughout the period.
According to him, “Motorists from Oworonshoki descending the ramp on the interchange to Ojota and Maryland will be diverted to use the U-turn at 7-up to connect the ramp beside Olusosun dumpsite to link Ikorodu Road, while motorists coming from Mile 12 and Ketu on Ikorodu Road intending to ascend the ramp to Oworonshoki are advised to use Ikosi Road to link Lagos Ibadan Expressway via CMD Road and make a U-turn at the Lagos Emergency Hospital inward Oworonshoki”.