In order to speed up the ongoing construction of Pen Cinema flyover, the Lagos State Government has announced plans to enforce a partial restriction of movement for motorists in the Agege axis with effect from January 4.
Revealing this on Monday, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Olujimi Hotonu, in a statememt, said there would be a complete closure of the roads in the axis at some point during the construction but that it would start with a partial restriction of movement.
Hotonu said traffic diversion routes have been created to ensure ease of movement along the corridor, adding that vehicles coming from Ogba/Oba Ogunji, except articulated vehicles, were expected to come in through Ijaiye Low Cost Housing Estate to link Iju Road.
Hotonu noted that articulated vehicles and other vehicles plying this axis had the option of either turning right toward Iju Road at the Pen Cinema intersection or turning left toward Moshalashi Alhaja.
In his words,“Similarly, vehicles coming from Iju Road should go toward Moshalashi Alhaja or turn toward Oba Ogunji/ Ogba, as the turning toward the right to the Railway crossing will remain closed.
“There will be a complete closure of the road for vehicles coming from Moshalashi Alhaja toward the Railway crossing, while vehicles coming from Moshalashi Alhaja axis will be expected to either move toward Iju Road or turn right toward Oba Ogunji/Ogba Road.
“All vehicles coming from Old Abeokuta Motor Road are enjoined to go straight toward Agege Motor Road or turn right toward Afa Nla/Oke Koto Roads, while vehicles coming from Agege Motor Road are enjoined to go straight toward Old Abeokuta Motor Road or turn into Afa Nla/Oke Koto roads,” he disclosed.
He made it known that no vehicle from these axis would be allowed to pass through the Pen Cinema intersection.
He assured that adequate arrangements had been made to mitigate the impact of the closure of the roads on motorists and residents.
Hotonu said that the restriction of movement was expected to last for an estimated period of between three and six months.