October 28, 2021

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KETU-MILE 12 ROAD RECONSTRUCTION: Govt. Shut Ojota Underpass to Demurin Junction

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Ketu-Mile 12 road. One of the axis with the highest vehicular density in West Africa.

The Lagos State Government today started the much-advertised diversion of traffic from the Ojota underpass to Demurin Junction on the Ikorodu corridor. The closure is scheduled for a duration of four (4) weeks due to the ongoing reconstruction works on Ketu – Mile 12 Section of Lagos/Ikorodu road.

According to a Statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, the diversion was necessary to prevent distraction of the contractor handling the project and enable the firm to concentrate on the construction on the service lane inward Ikorodu from Ojota underpass to Demurin Junction, unhindered.

The Statement hinted that different alternative routes have been provided for road users to utilize during the construction period. In addition, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, will be available to direct traffic to achieve unimpeded vehicular movement.

The statement from the transportation ministry further explained that “Motorists coming from Iyana Oworonshoki axis inward Ketu, Mile 12 and Ikorodu will be diverted to Alapere to make an exit through Ajelogo Street and Mile 12 Underbridge or alternately use the cloverleaf ramp to descend into the Maryland bound lane to access the ramp back to the bridge and take another descent into the Ketu bound the main carriageway”.

Traffic heading towards Ketu, Mile12 and Ikorodu from Maryland/Ojota axis accessed the main carriage way inward Ikorodu while vehicles heading for the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway equally had the exit ramp opened and access their desired destinations.

However, the ministry statement added that motorists can also use the exit ramp and make a U-turn at 7UP to use the second exit on Ojota Bridge.

The Lagos State Government through the media statement appealed to residents of the State, especially motorists that ply these corridors to support the project, which is aimed at finding a lasting solution to the congestion in the metropolis in line with efficient traffic management and transportation policy of the State Government.

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