The first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit project’s work has been continuing, according to the Lagos State Government, and the traffic detour at Muritala Mohammed Way, Yaba has been prolonged through February. The state’s commissioner for transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, made this announcement in a statement on Monday.
According to Oladeinde, the contractor needed the extension in order to finish building the ramp. In his words, “The Lagos State Government is extending the traffic detour already in place at Muritala Mohammed Way from the previously extended completion date of December 31, 2022 to February 28, 2023.
“As previously stated in prior traffic diversion notices, traffic moving through Western Avenue, Yaba, and Herbert Macaulay will be redirected to Empire Road in order to access Muritala Mohammed and Western Avenue for a continuation of the journey.
“In order to protect the public, the construction site will be blocked off. Additionally, there will be emergency vehicles on the ground to tow damaged automobiles along the axis. With the state’s Traffic Management Authority present, signs will be put up on the access routes to control traffic and lessen difficulties.”
In a similar vein, the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, declared that the state had received two new train sets for the Blue Line Rail project. The governor announced on his Instagram page on Monday. The content include:
“Dear Lagos, two new train sets have been delivered for the Blue Line Rail. As soon as these passenger trains arrived at the National Theatre station, they were raised onto the elevated rail tracks after being cleared at the port of entry.
“I am happy to inform the good people of Lagos that, with the arrival of these train sets, we are on schedule to implement our plans to transform the look of the rail transportation infrastructure in Lagos State. There is no doubt that Lagos is expanding.”