Lagos State Announces Traffic Diversion Ahead Buhari’s Visit

Rita Enemuru, Reporting

THE Lagos State government says traffic will be restricted with a diversion on the Island on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state.

The State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has been deployed by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, according to a statement from the Commissioner, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, to manage traffic flow during the two-day visit.

The commissioner explained that movement around Lagos Rice Mill, Imota in Ikorodu, and that of Lekki Deep Port Sea axis will be restricted on Monday, the first day of the visit and that all routes would be manned by the LASTMA personnel.

On the second day, Tuesday, January 24, traffic will be detoured around the Eko Hotels and Suites, Ahmadu Bello Way, J-Randle through to Broad Street, and the Outer Marina from 6 am to 3:00 p.m.

Oladeinde pleaded with drivers for their cooperation while pointing out the alternate routes that were provided as possibilities for drivers based on their destinations.

Drivers will be diverted from Ahmadu Bello Way, Ademola Adetokunbo, and Akin Adesola Street to Falomo Bridge (Five Cowries Bridge), then to Alfred Rewane Road, according to the movement plan, to reach their targeted destinations.

Motorists that are bound for Onikan from Ozumba Mbadiwe and Bonny Camp are enjoined to make use of Falomo Bridge (Five Cowries Bridge) or Awolowo Road.

The Transport Commissioner also stated that Motorists from Awolowo Road heading to Onikan Roundabout, Tinubu Square or any other part of the inner Island will make use of Falomo Roundabout to link Alfred Rewane to further their journeys.

Another diversion option made available is for Motorists from King George V Road to connect Moloney Street and then Obalende for their desired destinations, or link Turton Street through Moloney Street to Lewis and Sandgrouse Streets.

For the Motorists from Eko Bridge trying to link Marina, they will be diverted to Elegbata, Ebute Ero to Police Post to link the 3rd Mainland Bridge (Adeniji Adele) to further connect their desired destinations.

While stressing that all the adjourning Streets leading to the dedicated routes for the movement of Mr. President will be temporarily closed, Oladeinde assures motorists of a well mapped out strategy to minimize delays and inconveniences of road users.

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