CITIZENS COMPASS —THE Lagos State Government has announced closure of Iyana-Ipaja Road for over two months effective Saturday, September 23 till November 30, 2023.
This was disclosed by Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, in a statement on Thursday, said the closure is part of efforts to address the flooding challenges at Funmilayo bus stop and upstream of Kushoro/Igbayilola Streets in Agege Local Government Area.
“The Lagos State Government will divert traffic from Iyana Ipaja Road to facilitate the redirection of storm water and the construction of cross culvert from Saturday, September 23rd, to November 30th, 2023,” he said.
On the alternative routes, he said traffic from Iyana Ipaja heading towards Oke Koto axis would be diverted after the Mulero Street intersection to the outward lane for counter flow and would return to the original lane at the next median opening.
“Traffic from Agbotikuyo/Oke Koto axis heading towards Iyana Ipaja will be required to merge into one lane to accommodate counter flow and will revert back to two lanes after passing the Ibile Oil and Gas Petrol Filling Station at the Arige Street intersection.
Motorists are urged to exercise patience as the diversion and lane merging are part of the traffic management plans aimed at eliminating flooding.