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Lagos to shut Dopemu-Agege Road for repairs

Starting on Friday, January 21, the Lagos State Government will divert traffic on Dopemu Road in Agege LGA for three months.

The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, announced this in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos.

He stated that the closure is necessary to allow for the rehabilitation and improvement of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu Road.

Oladeinde explained that the repairs would be carried out in three stages.

According to him, the first phase of the project would last three months and would focus on the Ipaja road up to the Adealu Street junction.

He stated that alternative routes had been mapped out by the State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to ensure effective control of vehicular movements along the axis, during the duration of the repairs.

Meanwhile, the commissioner advised motorists inbound Dopemu Bridge from the Iyana Ipaja/Alagba axis to go through Ipaja Road, to connect Oyewole Street into Seriki Street.

The motorists would link the roads to Kolawole and Adebambo Streets, to access Adealu Road, to their desired destination.

“In the same vein, motorists heading toward Dopemu Bridge from Ipaja (Oke Koto) are to utilise Markaz Road to connect Awori Street and link Sarumi Alawo Street/Oniwaya and Surulere.

“With this, they will continue their journey or alternately, go through Alfa Nla from Old Ipaja Road, to connect Oniwaya/Surulere axis to reach the Dopemu Bridge.

“Alternative routes are in motorable conditions and will not pose any difficulty to motorists. We are also assuring that the LASTMA personnel will be at the diversion routes for efficient traffic management.

“I must commend Lagosians for their perseverance through the myriad of constructions going on across the state,” Oladeinde said.

However, he called for support from the residents, while assuring them that their sacrifice would yield the desired outcome for the state’s multi-modal transportation system.

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