RED LINE RAIL PROJECT: LASG TO DIVERT TRAFFIC ALONG OBAFEMI AWOLOWO WAY

LASG Disbands M.O.T Enforcement Team

…..LASG Announces Traffic Diversion on Marine Bridge

In continuation of the ongoing construction of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red Line, the Lagos State Government will close a lane on Obafemi Awolowo Way from Glass House to the Ikeja Local Government Secretariat from Thursday, 18th August to Thursday, 29th September, 2022.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said that traffic on Obafemi Awolowo Way will be diverted to Oba Akran Avenue inbound Obasa Road, connecting Oshifala Street towards the railway level crossing onto Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway.

He noted that officers of the Lagos States Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) would oversee the flow of traffic and minimise inconveniences, adding that towing vehicles will be deployed along the axis to remove faulty or moribund vehicles that could impede the movement of commuters.

The Commissioner implored residents, especially motorists plying the axis, to cooperate with the State government, adding that the project is part of the intermodal transport system designed to resolve transportation challenges in the State.

…..LASG DISBANDS M.O.T ENFORCEMENT TEAM

The Lagos Ministry of Transportation has placed an indefinite ban on the operations of its enforcement team tagged M.O.T Taskforce. 

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Mr. Sola Giwa, stated that the decision was reached after a thorough appraisal and review of the enforcement teams operating under the Ministry of Transportation. 

Giwa explained that the ban is part of measures initiated to streamline transport enforcement activities in Lagos State to achieve the required effectiveness in line with global best practices, warning that the ban is not an excuse for drivers to disobey the traffic laws of the State.

The Special Adviser averred that Traffic Management and Transportation is a cardinal pillar in the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, stressing that the readjustment of the enforcement strategy was to enhance service delivery to the people of the State.

He, therefore, enjoined the general public to report the activities of any unauthorised enforcement team still operating with the tag M.O.T Taskforce to the Ministry of Transportation for prosecution. 

Appealing to Lagosians to cooperate with the State Government in its effort to improve the traffic situation across the metropolis, the Special Adviser gave an assurance that a lot is ongoing behind the scene to bring the much-desired change in the transport sector.

…..LASG ANNOUNCES TRAFFIC DIVERSION ON MARINE BRIDGE

Following the notification received from the Federal Ministry of Works on the ongoing emergency repair works along Marine Bridge, the Lagos State Government has released a traffic diversion plan for the Apapa outbound lane of the Bridge from Saturday, 20th August to 20th December, 2022.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said traffic outbound Apapa will be diverted to the inbound lane to give way for a contraflow as the Apapa outbound lane will be closed for repairs.

He gave assurance that officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) would be available to direct traffic in addition to the installation of traffic signs to ameliorate inconveniences.

The Commissioner implored motorists to exercise patience in the axis as the measures taken are aimed at providing quality and safe road infrastructure for everyone

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