Lagos State Government has announced plans to close Mile 2 – Tincan Island to traffic for 72 hours effective from Monday, December 9, 2019.
According to a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Fredric Oladeinde, the planned closure is to allow the State Government to carry out palliative works on the bad portion on the axis without any vehicular hindrance.
According to the Commissioner “Effective from Midnight of Sunday, December 8, 2019, all vehicles and trucks carrying export products and empty containers for TinCan Port operations are to stay out of the corridor for the next three days so as to carry out the palliative work on the road”.
Oladeinde, however, explained that fuel laden-tankers and other cars on essential services are exempted from the directive, stressing that there is an urgent need to rehabilitate the corridor in order to ease traffic congestion and prevent further accidents involving articulated vehicles and trucks due to the deplorable condition of the road.
Consequently, the Commissioner urged Freight Forwarders, Fleet Operators, Transport Agents and Trucks Owners to take note of the traffic arrangement and comply accordingly, adding that any inconvenience arising from the closure is regrettable as the effort is aimed at improving vehicular movement in the region.