Rail Mass Transit: Lagos to divert traffic at Yaba axis for Red Line Phase 1

In furtherance of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit project, the Lagos State Government will divert traffic from Yaba as it continues the First Phase of the construction of the Redline covering Oyingbo to Agbado from midnight Tuesday, 1st February, 2022 till 16th of February, 2022.


A statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde averred that the two-week-long site activity will necessitate a diversion to protect road users during the installation of Precast Beams.


According to him, motorists heading to Muritala Mohammed Way from Western Avenue will be diverted to Empire Road at Jibowu while traffic inbound Yaba will be diverted to Empire Road for access to Western Avenue, adding that motorists on Herbert Macaulay will be able to connect Empire Road to access Western Avenue for their desired destinations.


The Commissioner assured that the site will be cordoned off for the safety of the citizenry, noting that emergency vehicles will be on ground to tow faulty vehicles along the axis.


He also revealed that signage will be placed on the access roads while the officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority will also be on ground to manage traffic flow and minimise inconveniences.


Oladeinde reiterated the commitment of the present administration to the development of transport infrastructure within the metropolis, maintaining that it is vital for the Multi-Modal Transportation System of the State Government which will enhance the socio-economic development of the citizens.

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