ANALYSIS OF TRAFFIC PATTERN AND CONGESTION ON IPAJA-IKOTUN ROAD CORRIDOR OF LAGOS METROPOLIS, NIGERIA.
OLADUNJOYE S. AROWOSEGBE AND AYEDUN O. QUDUS, Volume 3 Issue 1, 2020 Pages 167-182, Published: 2020-09-25
The study investigated traffic pattern and congestion along Ipaja/Ikotun road corridor in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. It calculated the rate of delay at different sections along the road corridor; and projected the monetary cost of delays encountered in the area. A survey research design was used. The study was more effectively based on personal observation and traffic count at different intersections including Iyana-Ipaja, Moshalashi/Egbeda, College/Idimu and Council Bus Stop. The traffic count data was analyzed using simple percentage count and tabulation for clear analysis about the problem of the study. The findings from the traffic count analysis revealed that the rate of delay is very high while the monetary cost of traffic delay was estimated to be N10,337,232,906 in 52 weeks. The study observed that the worrisome traffic situation is sequel to high population growth rate in Alimosho local government area of Lagos, and recommended that the traffic congestion problem should not be left until it deteriorates to the level of uncontrollable circumstance. It is therefore obvious that there is urgent need for government intervention particularly in the area of road rehabilitation and traffic control.