The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Godwin Eke, said on Wednesday the Federal Government would reopen the diversion leading to Alimosho Road from the Lagos/Abeokuta expressway.
Eke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) would redesign a median drain, which prompted the creation of the diversion.
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“The community wrote us and pleaded that we should reopen it. We have done our part, we’ve done some investigations and we think it is feasible.
“We have now recommended (it) and we asked the Lagos State Government for concurrence so that both the Federal and Lagos governments would agree. The outstanding issue now is the issue of traffic control there.
“Once that one is resolved, it would be opened. I spoke with the Commissioner for Transportation, Lagos State and he said that he had made some proposals to the governor.
“Concurrence means that when you open that u-turn, who would provide traffic wardens there or traffic light because it is not within our purview.
“The Federal Government does not dabble into that. It is the state that should provide traffic wardens and traffic lights.
“So that is why we are telling them that we want to open up the u-turn there so that we know what their view is.
“We must carry them along because they would provide those services. He (the commissioner) has made the proposal to the governor and once approval is given, he knows he would get the funds to do it.“
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NAN reports that the diversion was created to ease the rehabilitation work on Iyana Ipaja and Dopemu flyovers.
The opening of the diversion is expected to come as a relief to many residents living on the Iyana Ipaja axis. (NAN)