The Lagos State Government has announced traffic diversion at Kayode Ogunmokun road in Mushin for a period of 6 weeks in continuation of the first phase of the Lagos Red Line Rail Mass Transit project from Oyingbo to Agbado.
This disclosure is contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, who said that Ogunmokun road would be closed from November 7, till Dec. 31 2021, a period of 6 weeks.
According to NAN, Oladeinde also disclosed that the diversion was part of the traffic management plan for the construction of the Mushin Overpass, adding that the middle lanes would be cordoned off for construction work to ensure safety.
Oladeinde further explained that motorists would be diverted to the lanes on both sides of the road to minimise the inconvenience.
He also assured that signage would be mounted and traffic management personnel would be deployed to guide movement during the course of the construction works.
Oladeinde maintained that the continuous commitment of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration towards the development of transport infrastructure within the metropolis adding that a Multi-Modal Transportation System would boost the economic prowess of the citizenry and the state.
What you should know
The 37 kilometre Red Line rail project which was flagged off by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in April 2021, is expected to be fully operational in the last quarter of 2022 and will have 8 train stations from Agbado to Oyingbo.
The Red Line is part of the state government’s vision of an integrated multimodal transportation system contained in the State’s Strategic Transport Master Plan (STMP), developed by LAMATA, which aims ultimately to birth a world-class transportation network that will support the state’s profile, as the economic capital of Nigeria and Africa.