In order to speed up the completion of the ongoing construction of the Pen Cinema flyover, the Lagos state has announced plans to enforce restriction of movement from January 4, 2018.
A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, said there would be a complete closure of the roads in the axis at some point during the construction but that it would start with partial restriction of movement.
“To ease the construction of the Pen Cinema flyover, the State Government will be diverting traffic at the Pen Cinema intersection starting from Thursday, January 4, 2018
“Th routes for the diversion for the flyover are as follows; Vehicles coming from Ogba/Oba Ogunji except articulated vehicles are expected to come in through Ijaye Low Cost Housing Estate to link Iju road, while articulated Vehicles and other vehicles plying this axis have the option of either turning right towards Iju Road at the Pen Cinema intersection or left towards Moshalashi Alhaja. Similarly, vehicles coming from Iju road should go towards Moshalashi Alhaja or turn towards Oba Ogunji/Ogba as the turning towards the right to the Railway crossing will remain closed. There would be complete closure of road for vehicles coming from Moshalashi Alhaja towards Railway crossing, while vehicles coming from Moshalashi Alhaja axis would be expected to either move towards Iju Road or turn right towards Oba Ogunji/Ogba road.
“All vehicles coming from Old Abeokuta Motor Road are enjoined to go straight towards Agege Motor Road or turn right towards Afa Nla/Oke Koto roads, while vehicles coming from Agege Motor Road are enjoined to go straight towards Old Abeokuta Motor Road or turn into Alfa Nla/Oke Koto roads.