The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government Monday announced temporary closure of Oba Ogunji Road, between Iju and Ijaiye Road, for rehabilitation works from September 9 to 30, as part of the ongoing construction of Pen Cinema Flyover.
The governor, in a statement by his Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, said access to the restricted routes would be limited to construction vehicles and local residents to enable work move smoothly towards meeting timelines set for repairs.
The statement hinted that different alternative routes have been rehabilitated and made accessible for road users during the construction period, adding that Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and other traffic management agencies would 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,” the governor said.
Other alternative routes listed include: the diversion to Abule-Egba Road through Old Abeokuta Road to connect Charity and Jonathan Coker Road, which would 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 statement added.
The state government disclosed further that motorists would 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 would also connect Agege Motor Road (Isokoko) to access Old Abeokuta Road onwards to desired destinations.
Soliciting for the cooperation and understanding of all road users during the period, 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.