Lagos shuts Ketu-Mile 12 section of Ikorodu road, outlines alternative routes
The Lagos State Government has announced the diversion of traffic on the Ketu-Mile 12 section of the Lagos/Ikorodu road from Friday, August 21, 2020, to October 21, 2020, due to the ongoing reconstruction works on that corridor.
While making the disclosure on Monday, August 24, 2020, the state’s Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, stated that the diversion became necessary in order to allow the contractor handling the project start the second segment of the reconstruction works along Mile 12 to Ketu, having completed the first segment.
Oladeinde disclosed that the government has outlined alternative routes for road users during the construction period and the Traffic Management Agencies will be on ground to direct traffic in order to ensure free vehicular movement in the axis during the construction period.
In his breakdown, the commissioner said that between 4 am and 2 pm each day, motorists coming from Ikorodu inward Ketu/Lagos Island will be diverted from Mile 12 Bridge to join the carriageway and realign to normal flow at Ketu, adding that the Mile 12 service lane will be opened to movements inward Ketu.
He said motorists can use the Mile 12 under Bridge to link Ajelogo through Alapere, while motorists inbound Ikorodu will continue their movement on the service and BRT lanes, advising those coming from Third Mainland Bridge inbound Ikorodu to connect Mile 12 through Alapere to Ajelogo.
He also said that between 2 pm and 4 pm daily, motorists from Ikorodu inward Ketu are implored to use the service lane alongside BRT lane from Kosofe to link Ketu and realign to normal flow at Ketu or use Mile 12 Under Bridge to link Ajelogo through Alapere to access their destinations.
The commissioner advised articulated vehicles approaching Mile 12 Market to use Oremerin and Ibukun streets only to drive through their journey, while also adding that motorists that are driving to Ikorodu from Ketu will be allowed to use the service lane and main carriageway to link Mile 12.
Oladeinde solicited for the cooperation of all road users, especially motorists who are using that corridor as the project is aimed at finding a lasting solution to the ever-busy road in line with the traffic management and transportation policy of the State Government.