The Lagos State Ministry of Transportation has announced plans to temporarily close Apapa Dockyard Road from 5:00 pm on Sunday, 17th January to 5:00 am on Sunday, 24th January 2021 for construction works in continuation of the Nigerian Railway Modernisation Project (Lagos-Ibadan).
A statement signed by the Honourable Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde on Friday explained that the tracks of the standard and narrow gauge lines will be laid during the temporary closure, adding that this will allow the contractors to work without any interruptions to meet set deadlines.
He advised motorists heading towards Naval Dockyard from Ajegunle to go through Marine Bridge to link Ijora Bridge and descend to Under Bridge (Ijora 7up) to connect through Forte Oil/Conoil Depot to the Western Naval Gate, while those coming from Ijora Olopa are to link Ijora Oloye through Under Bridge (7up).
Informing road users heading towards the Naval Dockyard from Ijora Badiya that they would be directed to ascend Total Bridge, make a u-turn under the bridge and reconnect the bridge again to descend Under Bridge (Ijora 7up) for access to the Western Naval Gate, the Commissioner said those coming from Iganmu are required to link the Naval Dockyard from Under Bridge (7up) as well.
Oladeinde averred that motorists whose movement will be disrupted by the closure are enjoined to utilise the provided alternatives and follow the directives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority personnel assigned to minimise inconveniences along the corridors.
The Commissioner, however, appealed to the motoring public to abide by the measures put in place to ensure ease in movement despite the ongoing construction, restating that a seamless multi-modal transportation system will soon be in place to meet the needs of all residents.