Further to earlier partial restriction of traffic flow into Pen Cinema junction, Agege, the Lagos state Ministry of Transportation has announced additional traffic management measures aimed at enhancing smooth flow of traffic and workspace conducive for the construction of the flyover in the area.
In a statement, the Ministry of Transportation said the additional measures entail the prevention of trucks and articulated vehicles from using Oba Ogunji Road and restricting them to Ijaye Road through to its junction with Balogun Street where they will have the choice of turning right or left to continue their journeys.
The statement added that other categories of vehicles will continue to use Oba Ogunji Road but must henceforth turn right into the Ijaye Medium Estate where the alternative road provided will take them to Iju Road to continue their journeys.
The Ministry, while lauding the people for their patience and cooperation with the state government and the contractors, seized the opportunity to assure them that the measures are being taken to ensure that the contractors meet the announced target date for the delivery of the project.
Construction of the one and half kilometre-long flyover which commenced in January this year is designed to rid the Pen Cinema junction and its environ of the perennial crippling traffic congestion and the attendant waste of man-hours.