Mile 2-Tin Can road closure: Lagos implores residents to endure inconveniences
The Lagos State Government, yesterday, appealed to residents, especially those living around Mile 2-Tin Can Axis, where the state government plans to close the road for three days, to bear the pains for good. The closure takes effect from December 9-December 11, 2019.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde said the planned closure would allow the Federal Government to carry out palliative works on the bad portion along that axis without any hindrance.
As the government agency with the mandate to manage traffic and transportation in the state, Oladeinde explained that findings by his Ministry clearly indicated that frequent accidents by articulated vehicles and trucks in the area were occasioned by the deplorable condition of the road between Mile 2 and Tin Can Island.
He said there was an urgent need to allow the Federal Government to carry out the palliatives, so as to ease traffic congestion and prevent a further accident.
The Commissioner, who noted that it is an exclusive right of the Ministry of Transportation to announce the closure of any road for construction/rehabilitation/palliative works, stated that his ministry would not do so, if not in public interest, urging residents to cooperate with the state government for the three-day closure.
He assured them that various law enforcement agencies, including Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) and the Police, would be on ground to direct traffic and manage the situation.
He urged the public to direct all inquiries on the closure and the planned palliative works to the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, Alausa, Ikeja, while calling on commuters, truck owners and other relevant stakeholders to comply with traffic arrangements.