By: Rotimi Asher, Lagos
The Lagos State Government has announced a traffic diversion plan for the construction of the Opebi-Ojota Link Bridge earlier inaugurated in the year by Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu.
In a statement released by the Commissioner,Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, it was revealed that the construction will be phased into two stages which will run for a duration of 16 months,” adding that the traffic diversion plans were designed to suit each phase as well.”
He advised residents in Opebi to use Opebi Link Road to access Tunde Osilaja Street to connect Salvation inbound Ajanaku Street and link Opebi Road through Thomas Ajufo to reach their desired destinations. He also revealed that a portion had been created at the Sheraton-Opebi Link Bridge to enable Motorists make a U-turn into Opebi Road.
Oladeinde also stated that motorists can use Toyin Street via Mobolaji Bank Anthony to link Opebi/Allen road. Motorists from Mende Road are equally enjoined to use Ojota Interchange and connect Opebi via Ikorodu Road inwards Aderibigbe as the underpass will be closed off to vehicular movement.
He assured that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA will be deployed along the affected axis to ensure seamless movement.
The Transport Commissioner reiterated the administration’s commitment to developing alternatives for the citizenry which will reduce travel time and improve accessibility by eliminating congestion that hinders free flow of traffic, adding that the end results will be satisfying for Lagosians.
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