Lagos State government has said the Badagry bound carriageway on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway will be closed to traffic between 7am and 12 noon today, to allow for construction of pedestrian bridge for the blue line rail project along the axis.
Disclosing this, Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, said the move was part of concerted efforts to deliver the first phase of the Blue Line Rail Project, as part of the 10-lane, expansion road project of Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
Opeifa said the contractor, Messrs China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, would be installing pre-cast beams for the pedestrian bridge to take commuters into the rail station at Mile 2 and across the road.
“The Badagry bound carriageway on the Lagos Badagry Expressway, will be closed to traffic between 7am and 12 noon on Sunday 20th October, 2013 to enable the contractor install the beams.
“This notice serves as awareness information on the beam launch. We therefore advise motorists and other road users to use alternative routes to avoid traffic delays.
“We appeal for caution and cooperation from all road users to obey all traffic regulations and ensure traffic flow during the period of closure.
“We are working with relevant Lagos State agencies to ensure free flow of traffic.
“The Lagos State Government sincerely regrets any inconveniences,” Opeifa said.
Motorists have therefore been advised to take alternative routes available, either through Festac Town or Kirikiri Road.