The Lagos State Government will shut down the Apapa Dock Yard Road temporarily on Sunday, from 5:00pm to 5:00 am, to enable level cross construction, in line with the Nigerian Railway Lagos-Ibadan Modernization Project.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde who highlighted this also noted that the 17th January and 24th January 2021 closures would ensure that the tracks of the standard and narrow gauge closure can be laid during the temporary closure, adding that this will allow the contractors work without any interruptions to meet set deadlines.
Motorists heading towards Naval Dock Yard from Ajegunle are advised to go through Marine Bridge to link Ijora Bridge and take a descend to Under Bridge (Ijora 7up) to connect Forte oil/Conoil Depot to access the Western Naval Gate while those coming from Ijora Olopa are to link Ijora Oloye through Under Bridge (7up).
Traffic headed to the Naval Dock Yard from Ijora Badiya will be directed to ascend Total Bridge, make a u-turn under the bridge and reconnect the bridge again to descend Under Bridge (Ijora 7up) and access the Western Naval Gate, while those coming from Iganmu are advised to link the Naval Dock Yard from Under Bridge (7up) as well.
Dr. Frederic Oladeinde advised motorists whose movement will be disrupted by the closure to utilize the provided alternatives and follow the directives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority personnel on ground to minimize inconveniences along the corridors.
“The State Government is appealing to the motoring public to cooperate with the measures put in place to ensure ease in movement despite the ongoing construction as this will be of immense benefit to the economy on the long run”, the State Commissioner for Transportation said.