Lagos Appeal To Motorists, To Close Costain Road For Rail Project

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Lagos State Government has appealed to motorists to cooperate with traffic officials as Costain area will subsequently be closed between 21st and 22nd of January, 2020 from 6:00pm to 12:00pm.

The road closure at Toyin Level Crossing around Okusanya Street, according to Lagos state Commissioner for Transportation, DT. Frederic Oladeinde, is due to the ongoing railway construction project.

In his statement on Friday, he said;

In line with the Nigerian Railway Modernization Project (Lagos-Ibadan section) with extension to Lagos Port at Apapa, the Lagos State Government will be hoisting beams for the new Costain Bridge from Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th January, 2020. As a result, Toyin Level Crossing around Okusanya Street will subsequently be closed down on the 21st and 22nd of January, 2020.

Oladeinde said alternative routes have been provided for road users to ply during the course of the construction to ensure motorists reach their various destinations with ease.

The commissioner explained that motorists plying Costain axis will be diverted to the newly completed section of the new bridge, while those driving along Okusanya Street are advised to make use of Jonathan Coker Street to get to their destinations.

Oladeinde added that;

The closure has been slated at this time, to ensure there is smooth and uninterrupted flow of work on the rail tracks.

Lagos State Government is hereby appealing to residents of the state, especially motorists that ply these corridors to bear the pains, as the project is aimed at achieving a seamless multi modal transport system that will meet the transportation need of a larger population.

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