Nigeria: Lagos Closes ‘Toyin’ Level Crossing for Railway Modernisation Project

 LAGOS – The Lagos State government on Saturday commenced a two-day hoisting of beams for the new Costain Bridge from Saturday in line with the Nigerian Railway Modernisation Project (Lagos-Ibadan section) with extension to Lagos Port at Apapa

In a statement  the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, said that as a result, the Toyin Level Crossing around Okusanya Street would subsequently be closed down on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6.pm to 12 noon. 

According to the statement issued by the Public Affairs Unit of the ministry, alternative routes had been provided for road users during the course of the construction to ensure motorists reach their destinations with ease.

It said: “Motorists plying Costain axis will be diverted to the newly completed section of the new bridge, while commuters driving along Okusanya Street are advised to make use of Jonathan Coker Street to get to their destinations.

“The closure has been slated at this time, to ensure there is smooth and uninterrupted flow of work on the rail tracks.

“Lagos State government is hereby appealing to residents of the state, especially motorists that ply these corridors to bear the pains, as the project is aimed at achieving a seamless multi modal transport system that will meet the transportation need of a larger population,” the statement added.

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