The Lagos State Ministry of Transportation has announced plans to temporarily close Abule Level Crossing towards Apapa end of the railway project for construction on the rail track in continuation of the ongoing Nigeria Railway Modernisation Project (Lagos-Ibadan section).
A statement issued on Friday by the State Ministry for Transportation, said that the Abule Level Crossing will be closed from Saturday, 21st of November, to Sunday, 22nd of November, 2020, for the scheduled construction.
It stated further that the Construction Company, China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) Nigeria Limited, would commence the track construction at 5:00am on Saturday and finish by 8:00pm on Sunday.
As a result of the planned closure on the aforementioned route for construction works, the release informed that the new Costain Bridge will be opened to all motorists on the 19th of November to serve as an alternative route for motorists plying the axis to aid their movement.
It advised motorists coming from Oyingbo to access Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri, Surulere for connecting the newly constructed Costain Bridge through Apapa Road to their destinations. While motorists from Eko Bridge heading towards Iponri, Funsho Williams Avenue will also utilise the newly constructed Costain Bridge through Costain Round About to reach their destinations.
Road users that are Apapa, Iganmu and Lagos Island-bound from Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere, Iponri can make use of the newly constructed bridge to Costain Round About. Motorists coming from Franklin Street, Park Road and Abule-Nla Road and intend to connect Iponri/Funsho Williams Avenue would be diverted to Apapa Road through Ademuyiwa and Ijero Streets to connect Costain Roundabout to link the newly constructed bridge.
Advising motorists to comply with the traffic directions put in place to minimise inconveniences during the period, the Lagos State Government reiterated its determination to provide a seamless multi-modal transport system that will meet the transportation needs of its large population.