Railway Project: Lagos State closes some Rail Level Crossing


Lagos State Government says it will close Ilupeju, Ogunmokun, Jibowu, and Yaba level crossings on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, respectively, for the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project.

The state Ministry of Transportation said in a statement that the level crossings would be closed each day from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. as a result of the extension on the rail modernization project.

The statement explained that the phase of construction works on the designated routes would focus on tracks, adding that there would be dispersion and locking at various level crossing joints of the standard gauge railway.

It advised motorists to utilise the already provided alternative routes during the daily closure to enhance the free flow of traffic on the stated dates.

“Motorists plying Ilupeju level crossing would be diverted to Ogunmokun, Yaba and Jibowu crossing to access their desired destinations.

“Those who are to access Ogunmokun road or access other areas from Ogunmokun are advised to use Ilupeju crossing to Mushin, Oshodi and Surulere for their desired destinations.

“The identified alternative routes will be used interchangeably to ease movement, while traffic management personnel will be on the ground to ensure the free flow of traffic during the construction period,” the statement said.

The closure, it said, was slated for the night to minimize inconvenience in movement, urging motorists to comply with the traffic directions put in place to aid the flow of traffic during the construction schedule.

The state government, however, through the statement, appealed to residents of the state, especially motorists plying those corridors to bear the pains.

The rail project, the government said, was aimed at achieving a seamless multimodal transport system that would be beneficial to a larger population. (NAN)

– Nov. 13, 2020 @ 9:19 GMT |

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