The Lagos State Government will temporarily close Oba Ogunji Road, between Iju and Ijaiye Road, for rehabilitation works from Wednesday, 9th to 30th September, 2020.
This is to foster the ongoing construction of the Pen Cinema flyover.
In a statement issued on Monday by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, access to the restricted routes will be limited to construction vehicles and local residents to enable work move smoothly towards meeting timelines set for repairs.
The Commissioner hinted that different alternative routes have been rehabilitated and made accessible for road users during the construction period, adding that LASTMA and other traffic management Agencies will be available to direct traffic for free vehicular movement.
“Motorists with the intent to use Oba Ogunji Road from Iju or Old Abeokuta Roads are advised to use Iju Road to connect Agege Pen Cinema and link Ijaye Road (Maternity, Stadium and Marketing) to their destinations
“Alternatively, they can also make use of Old Abeokuta Road to connect Odejobi Road to link College Road through Oyemekun Road to Yaya Abatan, which will lead them to Ijaye Road to connect their desired destinations”, he said.
Other alternative routes listed include the diversion to Abule-Egba Road through Old Abeokuta Road to connect Charity and Jonathan Coker Road which will lead to Iju or Old Abeokuta Roads to connect Agege Motor Road (Isokoko Ashade Railway Crossing) through Akanni Doherty and Oba Akran/Guinness Roundabout axis (Mobil/Ashade) towards Akilo and Ijaye axis.
“Motorists coming from Akilo/Wemco/Ijaiye Road towards Oba Ogunji Road are advised to use Ijaiye Road (Marketing, Agege Stadium) all the way to Ijaiye Road intersection (Maternity) to link Agege Pen-Cinema which will connect them to Iju Road.
The Commissioner disclosed further that motorists will also be able to use Ijaye Road (Excellence Hotel) to Yaya Abatan Road to link Oyemekun/College axis to access Iju Road.
While Ijaiye (Marketing) to Akilo Road and Guinness Roundabout through Oba Akran and Akanni Doherty Road will also connect Agege Motor Road (Isokoko) to access Old Abeokuta Road onwards to desired destinations.
Soliciting for the cooperation of all road users during the period, the Lagos State Government appealed to residents, especially motorists plying the axis, to support the project because the roadworks are aimed at achieving efficient traffic management and transportation policy.