The Lagos state government has announced a partial restriction of movement on Ikorodu road on Saturday and Sunday.
This is to enable the government replace the dilapidated steel pedestrian bridge at Fadeyi bus stop along the road, according to a statement issued on Thursday.
The statement, issued by Olujimi Hotonu, permanent secretary in the ministry of works and infrastructure, said the restriction would be in effect on the nights of the two days
It also noted that the pedestrian bridge would be pulled down and replaced with a new one “worthy of the status of the state.”
The government said all traffic — both inward Lagos and outward Ojota — would be diverted to the service lanes.
“To effect the removal of the bridge, the state government said the main carriage lanes of the Ikorodu road would be closed to traffic for two nights on Saturday, September 23rd, between 11pm and 6am, and Sunday, 24th, between 11pm and 4am, while the service lanes will be open to traffic,” the statement read.
“The notice of partial restriction of the road became expedient to enlighten motorists and other road users to utilize alternative routes to avoid delay as well as obey traffic officers deployed on the road to ease movement.”
While soliciting for the cooperation of all road users, the government said it had put in place effective traffic management strategies to control the traffic during the period of closure.
It regretted the inconveniences the partial restriction would cause, adding that “the ultimate goal of the plan is to safeguard lives and improve traffic along the corridor.”