The Lagos State Government is set to commence demolition of structures along the Right of Way of Ikorodu Roundabout from Monday 6th to Tuesday 7th September, 2021, in preparedness for the Junction Improvement traffic diversion plan slated for midnight Friday, 17th September, 2021.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde explained that demolition would be executed in phases. The first phase which will take place on the first day will cover CAC Road Junction to Ayangburen Road in the morning, while the second phase will cover AP Filling Station inwards Sabo in the afternoon.
Oladeinde further explained that on the second day, the demolition exercise will be carried out at the Sabo Police station, Central Mosque, Conoil and Ayangburen Road from morning till afternoon.
The Commissioner however disclosed that though the demolition will not impede on traffic flow, alternative routes have been made available to reduce the pressure that may occur during the demolition exercise and to sensitise motorists ahead of the full project commencement which will last for 8 months.
Motorists heading inwards Ayangburen from CAC can alternately utilize Ayedere Owowu road by GTB to make an exit at Etunreren to reach their destinations, while motorists inbound ketu/Lagos axis from AP Filling Station are advised to use Suleiman Soderu road and make an exit at Awoshode Street.
In the same vein, Traffic inbound Central Mosque and Ayangburen from Ikorodu Police Station can alternately use Adeniran Ogunsanya road and exit Sabo Sagamu road while Lagos bound motorists can make a detour at Suleiman Soderu road to access their destinations.
Oladeinde reiterated that the main carriage way of the affected axis would not be barred from traffic but the alternative routes have been provided to give motorists options for smooth operation around the corridor.
The Commissioner further stated that the exercise had been organized in phases to ensure safety of the motoring public as well as the contractors on site, while assuring that road signs, barriers and caution guards will be mounted along the affected sites to guide traffic flow inbound and outbound Ikorodu Roundabout.
He urged the public to cooperate with the State Government to ensure successful commencement and execution of the project.