By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
Lagos State Government has announced the commencement of construction of Ajah Reinforced Concrete Flyover.
This coming just as the state government has also announced that vehicular movement in and around Ajah roundabout would henceforth be disallowed fromÂ Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson, in a statement he signedon FridayÂ added that the Bridge which would be constructed by Messrs. Hitech Construction Company Ltd.
According to him, the project upon completion, would alleviate the traffic gridlocks been experienced by motorists in Ajah and its environs.
Johnson added that part of the traffic management strategies to minimise the effects of the closure on motorists during the construction period, several diversion/alternative roads have been made available for use by motorists.
He listed the diversions to include: â€œMain Diversion/By-pass: The newly constructed 2-lane dual carriageway running between the existing carriageway of the Eti-Osa/Lekki/Epe Expressway and the fence of Royal Garden Estate shall serve as the main diversion in both directions.
â€œAlternative Routes Outward Lekki Scheme 1 Inward Ajah Roundabout: Turn off Eti-Osa/Lekki/Epe Expressway at Ilaje bus-stop, onto Mobil Road to connect the road network within Lekki Scheme II to Ogombo Road and return to the Expressway at Abraham Adesanya roundabout.
â€œTurn off at Ikota 1st Gate Bus Stop onto Gbola Gas Road after Mega Chicken to link Mobil Road, connect the road network within Lekki Scheme II to Ogombo Road and return to the Expressway at Abraham Adesanya roundabout.
â€œAlternative Routes Outward Abraham Adesanya Estate Inward Ajah Roundabout: Turn off Thomas Estate Road to Kemfat Road after Ajiwe Police Station onto Modupe Young Street to connect Ado-Badore Road.
â€œTurn off St. Gregory Road beside PHCN Substation onto Modupe Young Street to link Ado-Badore Road.
â€œAlternative Routes Outward Ado-Badore Road Inward Ajah Roundabout: Turn off Ado-Badore Road to link Market/Ayetoro Road and connect Eti-Osa/Lekki/Epe Expressway at Berger Bus Stop/Ikota junction.
â€œThis notice serves as awareness information on the closure of Ajah Intersection. Motorists and other Road Users are therefore advised to use any of the diversion roads.
â€œThe State Government appeals for caution and co-operation from all road users by obeying all traffic regulations and ensuring free flow of traffic during the construction period. Finally, the State Government, while regretting any inconvenience, has directed all relevant Agencies to ensure free flow of trafficâ€, Johnson said.