Lagos Govt To Divert Traffic From Ojota Underpass, Announce Alternative Routes

Ikorodu road is one of the busiest highways in Lagos. Photo Credit: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels Television
Ikorodu road is one of the busiest highways in Lagos. Photo Credit: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels Television


The Lagos State Government on Saturday said it will divert traffic from Ojota Underpass to Demurin Junction on the Ikorodu corridor from April 26 for a duration of four weeks.

The diversion is expected to allow the contractor handling the on-going reconstruction works on Ketu – Mile 12 road to commence construction on the service lane inward Ikorodu from Ojota underpass to Demurin Junction.

Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, communicated the news of the diversion in a statement.

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Oladeinde revealed that this will necessitate the temporary closure of access routes to Ketu during the duration of repair works, stressing further that this section was vital to the flawless completion of the rehabilitation that has been ongoing on Ikorodu Road over the past one year.

The statement further hinted that different alternative routes have been provided for road users to utilize during the construction period.

In addition the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) will be on ground to direct traffic for free vehicular movement.

According to the statement, motorists coming from Iyana-Oworonshoki axis inward Ketu, Mile 12 and Ikorodu will be diverted to Alapere to make an exit through Ajelogo Street and Mile 12 Underbridge or alternately use the clover leaf ramp to descend into the Maryland bound lane to access the ramp back to the bridge and take another descent into the ketu bound main carriage way.

Traffic heading towards Ketu, Mile 12 and Ikorodu from Maryland/Ojota axis will be able to access the main carriage way inward Ikorodu while vehicles headed for the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway will equally have the exit ramp open to access their desired destinations.

Motorists can also use the exit ramp and make a U-turn at 7UP to use the second exit on Ojota Bridge.

The government appealed to residents, especially motorists that ply these corridors to support the project, which is aimed at finding a lasting solution to the congestion in the metropolis in line with efficient traffic management and transportation policy of the State Government.

Road Diversion Commences For Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Reconstruction

Road diversion and partial road closure on Monday commenced in preparation for the reconstruction of a portion of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The portion of the road set for reconstruction is from Berger Bus Stop to Kara Bridge.

Security and traffic management officials have been deployed to the scene of the diversion to control security and traffic situation.


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Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Adedamola Kuti told Channels Television that as soon as the diversion is completed, the road construction will commence.

“We are starting from towards the end of the Bridge.

“Those who are leaving Lagos, we will restrict them to their lane while those who are coming into Lagos, we will move them to the inner-bound lane after which we can now secure the construction zone,” he said.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) had earlier on Sunday announced that due to the reconstruction work, movement from Kara Bridge inward Berger would be sealed off while traffic would be diverted into the other part of the road going out of Lagos.

A travel advisory was also released to ease movement for those who will be plying the road.

See the travel advisory released by LASTMA below: