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Road reconstruction: Lagos closes Mile 2 – Lagos Badagry Expressway

Gov Babatunde Fashola (middle) listening to the Managing Director, CCECC, Mr. Shihong Bing (right) during the track work commencement ceremony of another Lagos Rail Mass Transit in Orile, LagosThe Badagry bound carriageway on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, LBE, will be closed to traffic between 7am and 12 noon today, to allow for construction of pedestrian bridge for the blue line rail project along the axis.
Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, who disclosed this, said the move was part of concerted efforts to deliver the first phase of the Blue Line Rail Project, as part of the 10-lane, expansion road project of Lagos- Badagry Expressway.
According to Opeifa, the contractor, Messrs China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, would be installing pre-cast beams for the pedestrian bridge to take commuters into the rail station at Mile 2 and across the road.
He explained: “The Badagry bound carriageway on the Lagos Badagry Expressway, will be closed to traffic between 7am and 12 noon on Sunday 20th October, 2013 to enable the contractor install the beams.
”This notice serves as awareness information on the beam launch. We therefore advise motorists and other road users to use alternative routes to avoid traffic delays.
”We appeal for caution and cooperation from all road users to obey all traffic regulations and ensure traffic flow during the period of closure.
”We are working with relevant Lagos State agencies to ensure free flow of traffic.
”The Lagos State Government sincerely regrets any inconveniences.”
Meanwhile, motorists were advised to take alternative routes available, either through Festac Town or Kirikiri Road.

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