Lagos-Ibadan Railway: Lagos State Govt. Announces Plan To Close Railway Level Crossing At Ilupeju And Others
The Lagos State government has announced plans to temporarily close the Railway Level Crossing at Ilupeju, Ogunmokun, Jibowu and Yaba in continuation of the ongoing Nigerian Railway Modernisation Project (Lagos-Ibadan section) with extension to Lagos Port, Apapa.
A statement issued on Thursday by the State Ministry of Transportation explained that the closure of the Railway Level Crossing in Ilupeju is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 15; Ogunmokun on Monday 16th; Jibowu and Yaba on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, from 8:00 pm to 7:00 am each day.
It stated further that the construction works on the designated routes would focus on track stress dispersion and locking at various level crossing joints of the Standard Gauge Railway, advising motorists to utilise suggested alternative routes during the daily closure.
According to the release, motorists plying Ilupeju level crossing will be diverted to Ogunmokun, Yaba and Jibowu Crossing to access their desired destinations.
While those who intend to use Ogunmokun Road or access other areas from the route are advised to use Ilupeju crossing to Mushin, Oshodi and Surulere to connect their desired destinations.
It averred that the identified alternative routes will be used interchangeably to ease movement and assured that traffic management personnel will be available to ensure the free flow of traffic during the scheduled closure.