Lagos to close Jibowu-Yaba axis for rail project
The Lagos State Government has announced plans to close the rail level crossing on Ilupeju on Sunday 15th, Ogunmokun on Monday 16th, Jibowu, and Yaba on Wednesday 18th of November, 2020 from 8:00pm to 7:00am each day.
This is in accordance with the ongoing Nigerian railway modernization project (Lagos-Ibadan section) extended to the Lagos Port, Apapa.
The Ministry of Transportation in a statement titled, “LASG closes Ilupeju, Ogunmokun, Jibowu and Yaba level crossing for railway project,” and released Thursday explained that this phase of construction works on the designated routes would focus on track stress dispersion and locking at various level crossing joints of the Standard Gauge Railway.
Part of the statement read, “Motorists are therefore advised to utilize alternative routes that have been provided during the daily closure to enhance free flow of traffic on the stated dates.
“Accordingly, Motorists plying Ilupeju level crossing will be diverted to Ogunmokun, Yaba and Jibowu Crossing to access their desired destinations, so also, 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 statement further explained that the identified alternative routes will be used interchangeably to ease movement while assuring that Traffic Management Personnel will be on the ground to ensure the free flow of traffic during the construction period.
The State Government through the statement, appealed to residents of the State, especially motorists that ply those corridors to bear the pains, as the rail project is aimed at achieving a seamless multi-modal transport system, beneficial to a larger population.