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Lagos Government To Close Badagry Expressway On Sunday

The Lagos State Government has announced it would close down the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on Sunday between 7 a.m. and 12 noon.

Kayode Opeifa, who disclosed this in a statement, said that the closure would serve as part of concerted efforts to deliver the first phase of the Blue Line Rail Project.

"The contractor, Messrs China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, will be installing pre-cast beams for the pedestrian bridge to take commuters into the rail station at Mile 2 and across the road," said Mr. Opeifa, the Commissioner for Transportation.

"This notice serves as awareness information on the beam launch. We therefore advise motorists and other road users to use alternative routes to avoid traffic delays," he added.

The Commissioner further said that relevant government agencies are working to ensure free flow of traffic during the closure.

"We appeal for caution and cooperation from all road users to obey all traffic regulations and ensure traffic flow during the period of closure," Mr. Opeifa added.

Apart from linking Lagos mainland with Badagry, the very busy road also leads to neighbouring Benin Republic.

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