Rail Mass Transit: Lagos Govt To Divert Traffic At Murtala Mohammed Way/Yaba Axis From Monday

Channels Television  
Updated March 4, 2022


The Lagos State Government will divert traffic on Murtala Mohammed Way in preparation for the first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Project (Oyingbo to Agbado), from Monday.

The diversion is expected to last till April 15.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Transportaion, a lane will be barred from vehicular movement.

The statement, which was signed by Commissioner of Transportation, Frederick Oladehinde, also announced the extension of the Ojuelegba/Tejuosho slip road till September 30.

A file photo showing a road construction in Lagos State.

According to the diversion plan earmarked for the construction period, Oladeinde stated that traffic circulating Western Avenue, inbound Yaba will be diverted to Empire road to access Murtala Mohammed Way, while traffic circulating Murtala Mohammed Way inbound Yaba will be diverted to Empire road to connect Western Avenue for the desired destinations.

Motorists on Herbert Macaulay inbound Yaba will also utilise Empire road to connect Western Avenue.

The Commissioner assured Lagosians that the site of the construction will be cordoned off for the safety of road users, adding that emergency vehicles will be on ground to tow mechanical faulty vehicles along the axis.

He also stated that signage will be placed on the access roads with the state’s traffic management authority to manage traffic flow and minimise inconveniences.

While commending motorists for their patience and cooperation, the State Government reiterated its continuous commitment towards the development of transport infrastructure within the metropolis, maintaining that it is vital for the multi-modal Transportation System which will, in turn, boost the economic prowess of residents.