By Babajide Okeowo
The Lagos State Government has announced the plans to partially close the Murtala Muhammed Way, Yaba for 12 months in order to actualize the prompt completion of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line project.
The partial closure took effect from Wednesday, June 9th, 2021.
The Ministry of Transportation has given approval for the partial closure that will enable the contractor Messrs. Craneburg Construction Company Ltd to commence work on the construction of an overpass at Murtala Muhammed Way into Ojuelegba Road, Yaba.
“Consequently, access through Muritala Mohammed Way will be restricted from three to one lane with the closure of the BRT lane during the period of construction. Traffic will also be diverted to the access road leading to the Yaba Terminal and Ojuelegba Road.
However, traffic managers will be on the ground for effective traffic management and control. Motorists are hereby advised to use alternative routes, drive within speed limits and adhere to all traffic signs on the construction corridor. The Lagos State Government regrets any inconveniences the partial closure of the road may cause the public” the traffic advisory said.
Recall that in April, Governor Sanwo-Olu flagged off the construction of the 37-km Rail Mass Transit Red Line, which will traverse from Agbado to Marina, moving over 1 million commuters daily.