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Diversion of traffic for redline project, necessary evil




Yaba is well some of the fashionable components of Lagos Mainland.

Other than the various tech hubs, bustling markets and housing tasks, it is likely one of the best entry routes linking commuters to the Island.

Nevertheless, in September, the Lagos State Authorities introduced a diversion of site visitors from Yaba, to assist contractors full the primary part of the development of the Redline railway challenge.


The diversion is predicted to final for 3 months from midnight of Friday, October 1, 2021, to January 1, 2022.

DAILY POST paid a go to to the realm right now, to evaluate the state of labor on the challenge and its affect on merchants and commuters.

The very first thing we observed was {that a} portion of the highway that leads from Herbert Macaulay highway to Muritala Mohammed Manner has been blocked off.

Which means that folks heading in the direction of Oyingbo and the Island are crammed on one facet of the highway.

On the opposite facet, contractors have moved in sand, concrete, heavy tools and labourers to start work.

Nevertheless, the highway that connects the Yaba bus cease to Ojuelegba highway, has been fully closed off to any kind of site visitors, simply earlier than the railway line.

This implies even bikes, who would often navigate their means round blockades like this, are barred from making journeys to and from Ojuelegba. Solely these on toes can join the 2 roads.

Armed safety operatives are additionally on the bottom to make sure strict compliance with this.

Curiously, as one tries to get to Bariga from Yaba, it’s observed that there’s one other roadblock simply in entrance of the College of Lagos. This one fully blocks off each lanes of St Finbarrs Highway up till the Pako bus cease.

Though it is a completely different challenge from the one in Yaba, it, little doubt will make commuting hectic, as folks can’t join Bariga/Oworoshoki from the place Third Mainland may be accessed by way of the Iyana Oworo axis.

Right this moment a public vacation, as Nigeria celebrates its 61st Independence, the highway seems a bit straightforward to navigate. Nevertheless, Monday may even see a distinct site visitors scenario across the named axis.

Highway customers and drivers have been suggested that site visitors motion on Muritala Mohammed Manner and Yaba axis shall be diverted to Empire Highway, to permit highway customers entry Western Avenue.

Equally, motorists on Herbert Macaulay Manner also can use Empire Highway to attach Western Avenue to succeed in their desired locations.

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