The Lagos state government Wednesday said the Lateef Jakande road will be closed to traffic from March 28 to April 9, 2014.
The Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola disclosed the plan at a stakeholder’s forum held at Ashton Gardens in Agege yesterday.
Mobereola said the closure became necessary in order to complete the on-going construction of underground drainage channel on WEMPCO road in Ojodu Local Council Development Area.
According to him, the drainage when completed will collect flood water and other waste water coming from Agege, Ogba and environs and prevent flooding usually experienced in these areas.
The External Relations Specialist for LAMATA, Mr. Kolawole Ojelabi, said in a statement on Monday that the drainage would also complement WEMPCO Road currently being rehabilitated.
He said motorists from Ikeja-Alausa area going to Pen Cinema will not be affected as ACME and WEMPCO Roads will still be opened for use. However, Mobereola explained that motorists going to Ogunnusi Road, Ojodu Berger and Omole Phase 1 would have to connect Ogunnusi Road via Abiodun Jagun or use Lagos Ibadan Expressway.
He urged motorists to watch out for road diversion signs and co-operate with Traffic Management Officials (LASTMA) as congestion is expected. He also urged road users to exercise restraints, maintain lane discipline, promising that LAMATA would work closely with the contractor to complete the job in a timely manner.