The Lagos State Government has declared a two-night restriction of vehicular movement on Ikorodu road to enable it replace the dilapidated steel footbridge at Fadeyi Bus Stop with another one.
The Permanent Secretary, Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olujimi Hotonu, disclosed the plan in a statement he issued yesterday, noting that the decision to replace the disused bridge became imperative to protect the lives of pedestrians on the highway.
The days declared are September 23 between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. and September 24 between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.â€
Hotonu explained that the entire foot bridge would entirely be overhauled, saying the disused pedestrian bridge would be pulled down â€œto give way for a new one worthy of the status of the state.â€
Consequently, according to him, â€œthere will be partial restriction of movement on Ikorodu road. The purpose is to rehabilitate the steel foot bridge at Fadeyi Bus Stop with a new foot bridge.â€
He noted that the main carriage lanes â€œwill be shut for two consecutive nights while the service lanes will be open to traffic. All traffic both inward Lagos and outward Ojota will be diverted to the service lanes.â€
The permanet Secretary explained the plan of the state government â€œto remove the existing foot bridge.â€
He, therefore, urged all motorists and road users plying the corridor to cooperate and support the state government and observe all the precaution signs on the road while the reconstruction is on-going.
The permanent secretary added that the state government had already put in place effective traffic management strategies â€œto manage the traffic during the period of closure.â€
Hotonu said the notice of partial restriction of the road became expedient â€œto enlighten motorists and other road users to utilise alternative routes to avoid delay as well as obey traffic officers deployed on the road to ease movement.â€
He noted that the ultimate goal of the plan was to safeguard lives and improve traffic flow along the corridor, thereby pleading with all motorists and road users to bear with the state government.