Motorists suggest palliative measures as LASG partially closes Pen Cinema railway crossing
Following Lagos State Government’s announced partial restriction of movement for motorists in Agege axis to accelerate the ongoing construction of the Pen Cinema flyover, starting January 4, residents and motorists have suggested that more effort and effective traffic control should be concentrated on the Iyana-Ipaja bus terminus on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
According to a motorist, Abayomi Oguntuase, the Iyana-Ipaja bus terminus has always been a problem to motorists using that corridor. “The yellow buses are causing problems and gridlock on the corridor. LASTMA should deploy its officials and resources massively to make that corridor fluid as regards vehicular movements,” he said.
Another place causing problems and gridlock is Super bus stop, along the same expressway, as the danfo buses constitute a nuisance there as well. Oguntuase also said that the potholes along the Mangoro corridor and its environs have to be filled.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Olujimi Hotonu, had earlier assured that adequate arrangements have been firmed up to mitigate the impact of the closure on motorists and residents, adding that traffic diversion routes have been created to ensure ease of movement along the corridor.
According to him, the restriction of movement is expected to last for an estimated period of between three and six months, saying that this will enable the contractor take full advantage of the weather and space to deliver seamlessly the critical aspect of the flyover construction that falls within the Pen Cinema roundabout and railway crossing at Old Lagos-Abeokuta Road junction.
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