Rainy season tips and places to Avoid in Lekki

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Hi Guys,

Hope you are having a peaceful week.

As we all know the rain has come and it has come in full force. So we thought to share tips about this and also hint you on places to avoid around Lekki that could be waterlogged during this season.

We know everyone complains about how Lekki isn’t friendly during the rainy season but it isn’t as bad as people say. Most of the major roads are tads hence the heads up if you live in lekki, work around lekki or come to lekki to relax. You should therefore stay away from these roads highlighted when it rains.

1. Back roads from Ajah and to Ajah

So this is for people that make the journey out of Ajah and back everyday, there are so many back routes to get past the usual traffic on the express way. Most of those roads are not tad and are also filled with sand, when it rains it is definitely going to be flooded which doesn’t serve the purpose of trying to avoid the traffic. If it doesn’t rain for days, We are sure will be fine.

2. Igbo Efon, Lekki

This area might seem invisible for those that don’t live in lekki but a lot of people live in Igbo Efon. The roads are not good so it is one place to avoid when it rains as it will be flooded when it rains.

3. Ikate road towards the Idado Market road in Lekki phase 1

Some people know this area at Ikate roundabout. The street’s name is freedom way, that leads to Idado market at the end of Admiralty. The road has been bad since forever and even though they started fixing some parts it is always waterlogged even when it doesn’t rain. Stay clear of this street leading up to Admiralty road when it rains.

4. Oladimeji Alo street Lekki phase 1

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This road links 3rd roundabout (Ikate) to 2nd roundabout and other parts of lekki, hence a lot of motorists use the street to avoid traffic on the expressway. It links up with freedom way (Idado market road). The end of the road towards freedom way gets really flooded when it rains and you should stay clear of this road when looking for alternative routes. A flooded road is terrible for your car

5. Emma Abimbola Cole Lekki phase 1

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A few months back pictures were posted online about this street in Lekki phase 1 that remains flooded even when it doesn’t rain. Yes, that is Emma Abimbola cole. The road is very busy and links up to a lot of streets with businesses and residences living off the street. When it rains you will definitely not want to be on this street

Photocredit: Ladunladi blog, Pulse NG, Snapitoga

Heads up for people in Ajah about the construction of the Ajah Flyover bridge. This is a message from Lagos state government about the roundabout closure with alternative routes for motorists.

From Tuesday, 7th June, 2016, vehicular movement in and around Ajah roundabout will be disallowed.

As part of the traffic management strategies to reduce the effects of the closure on motorists during the construction period, the following diversion/alternative roads are available for use.

1. MAIN DIVERSION/BYPASS: The newly constructed 2-lane dual carriageway running between the existing carriageway of the Eti Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway and the fence of the Royal Garden Estate shall serve as the main diversion in both directions.

2. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE OUTWARD LEKKI SCHEME 1 INWARD AJAH ROUNDABOUT:
i. Turn off Eti Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway at Ilaje Bus Stop, on to Mobil road to connect the road network within Lekki Scheme II to Ogombo road and return to the Expressway at Abraham Adesanya roundabout.
ii. Turn off at Ikota 1st Gate Bus Stop on to Gbola Gas road after Mega Chicken to link Mobil road, connect the road network within Lekki Scheme II to Ogombo road and return to the Expressway at Abraham Adesanya roundabout.

3. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE OUTWARD ABRAHAM ADESANYA ESTATE INWARD AJAH ROUNDABOUT:
i. Turn off Thomas Estate road to Kemfat road after Ajiwe Police Station on to Modupe Young Street to connect Ado-Badore road.
ii. Turn off St. Gregory road beside PHCN Substation on to Modupe Young Street to link Ado-Badore road.

4. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE OUTWARD ADO-BADORE ROAD INWARD AJAH ROUNDABOUT:
i. Turn off Ado-Badore road to link Market/Aiyetoro road and connect Eti Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway at Berger Bus Stop/Ikota Junction.

Are there other streets in Lekki that get flooded and you would like other motorists to know, kindly share in the comment section below. Sharing is caring

Photocredit: Ladunladi blog, Pulse NG, Snapitoga

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