Lagos State Government has announced its decision to close down Yaba and Jibowu/Ogunmorin axis on the 16th and 23rd of November respectively from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am for the Level Cross construction of the rail tracks.
TONTREND learnt that the decision was taken in line with the Nigerian Railway Modernization Project (Lagos-Ibadan section) with extension to Lagos Port at Apapa.
In a statement released by the Ministry of Transportation on Wednesday, November 13th, it revealed that “On the 16th of November, the Jibowu axis will be closed down, while the Yaba axis of the rail will be shut down on the 23rd of November.
“The routes will be closed at night to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted flow of work on the rail tracks.
“The routes will also be used interchangeably as alternative routes for motorists to get to their various destinations so that when one axis is under construction, the other axis will be opened for motorists.
“The Lagos State Government hereby appeals to road users to bear with the government as it takes steps to create proper road infrastructure that will ultimately improve the traffic situation of the state,” the statement said.