Lagos announce partial closure of Oshodi flyover

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The Lagos State Government says between tomorrow night and Monday morning traffic on the Oshodi flyover will be restricted in relation to the ongoing construction of the Oshodi Transport Interchange.

The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in the state, Ade Akinsanya stated this in a statement where he explained that the restriction was to enable the contractor hoist heavy structural steel trusses for the assembly of the skywalk bridge aspect of the project adding that it will run from 10:00pm tomorrow 5:00am on Monday.

To reduce the gridlock the restriction may cause, Officials of the Lagos State Traffic management Agency (LASTMA),FRSC, Police, LAGESC, VIO, and others will be on the spot to manage traffic and provide safety and security support during the seven-hour night operation, Adesanya.

He enjoined motorists coming from Anthony can either access Town Planning Way through Ikorodu Road or Apapa Oworonshoki Expressway and then turn to Ilupeju Industrial Avenue and  link Agege Motor Road via Ilupeju bypass and make a U-turn at Bolade and turn to Apapa Oworonshoki Expressway.

His word, “for motorists coming from Isolo/Airport Road, you can enter the service lane at Charity and turn to Agege Motor Road at Oshodi and then link Ilupeju Industrial Avenue via Ilupeju Bypass and then turn to Town Planning Way to link up Apapa-Oworonshoki Expressway.”

The Skywalk Bridge, the longest free standing pedestrian bridge in Nigeria at 53.4 meters long and six metres wide, will link Terminal One and Two buildings at the Oshodi Transport Interchange.

The flyover will be completely closed in the direction of Anthony to the Airport, while motorists in both directions will make use of the second carriageway – Airport/Oshodi/Anthony.

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