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Lagos diverts traffic at outer Marina for rail project, provides alternative routes

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The Lagos State Government has announced the diversion of traffic on outer Marina Road in Lagos Island as part of its continued efforts in the ongoing Blue Line Rail Project. The diversion of traffic in this major transit route is to enable the launch of a beam on the outer Marina after the descent from Apongbon Bridge. This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by the Lagos State Commissioner of Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde.

Oladeinde in his statement, advised motorists to make use of the Third Mainland Bridge or Oyingbo/Iddo route to connect Carter Bridge and link Leventis to access their desired destinations, adding that a lane will be made available for vehicular movement from Apongbon. The Commissioner also stated that motorists from Eko Bridge could use Leventis inwards outer Marina Road to continue their journey.

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He stressed the need to cooperate with the State’s Traffic Management Personnel that would be deployed to the axis during the diversion. He expressed his appreciation to Lagosians for their patience in view of the various construction works going on across different parts of the metropolis and assured that the efforts being made will ensure the Blue line project is completed in record time to create options of mobility for the citizenry.

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What you should know

The Lagos State Government had reiterated its commitment to the reconstruction and improvement of infrastructure across the state as part of its smart city project and is being executed under the Transportation and Traffic Management Pillar of the state’s THEME agenda which ensures the upgrading of infrastructure across the state.

The Blue rail line which is part of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit will run 27.5 km from Marina to Okokomaiko, with 13 stations and an end-to-end journey time of 35 minutes. The entire Blue Line will operate over a secure and exclusive right-of-way, with no level crossings and no uncontrolled access by pedestrians or vehicles.

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The route will run on the surface in the central reservation of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway between Igbo-Elerin Road (Okokomaiko) and Iganmu. The line will then be elevated from Iganmu along the south side of the expressway passing the junction with Eric Moore Road, crossing just south of the National Theatre to Iddo, then south to Lagos Island with a terminal at Marina.

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