The Lagos State Government says it will divert traffic at Alakija Intersection for repair works from 1st September till November 2022 as part of efforts aimed at continuing the rehabilitation of the Lagos/Badagry Expressway.
The State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, who announced the development explained that alternative routes had been mapped out and will be repaired to enable seamless vehicular movement.
He stated that motorists inbound Badagry could make use of the Service Lane to access the diversion points at Festac 1st gate or Agboju 2nd gate to link 2nd Avenue inwards Alakija to reach their desired destinations, advising motorists going beyond Festac Town to utilise the diversion into the main carriageway after Agboju (2nd Gate) onto the flyover bridge or exit the interchange bridge to connect to Abule Ado to continue their journey.
Oladeinde further explained that motorists heading towards Abule Ado, Alakija, Old Ojo Road and Mile 2 will be diverted into Dantata to connect the Interchange Bridge and continue on the flyover towards Mile 2 on the main carriageway or exit into the service lane after the bridge at Oluti.
Similarly, motorists on the service lane could connect Old Ojo Road via Alakija Roundabout while those on the Toll lane towards Oluti/Old Ojo Road axis are to use the flyover exit at Oluti opening and connect Old Ojo Road.
Motorists on the Lagos-bound service lane going to Abule Ado are advised to use the opening at Dantata to access the main carriageway and ascend the interchange bridge to make a U-turn and continue their journey inbound Abule Ado/Trade Fair.
The Transport Commissioner gave an assurance that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority officials will be deployed to the affected routes to minimize inconveniences and ensure ease in traffic flow during the construction.