Govt. Announces Traffic Diversions Over Buhari's Visit to Lagos

Starrys Obazei/January 21, 2023.

Traffic will be regulated on Monday with a diversion on the Island on Tuesday over the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari, according to the Lagos State government.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, on Saturday made this announcement in a statement.

Also, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde said alternative routes have been mapped to manage traffic flow during the two-day visit.

Oladehinde assured Lagosians that LASTMA and others will be deployed to different axes to control the flow of traffic within the metropolis.

On Monday, movement around Lagos Rice Mill, Imota in Ikorodu, and the Lekki Deep Port Sea axis will be controlled, according to LASTMA

On Tuesday, movement around Eko Hotels and Suites, Ahmadu Bello Way, J-Randle through to Broad Street and Outer Marina will be diverted from 6.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Drivers will be diverted from Ahmadu Bello Way, Ademola Adetokunbo, and Akin Adesola Street to Falomo Bridge to Alfred Rewane Road to link their destinations.

Motorists that are headed to Onikan from Ozumba Mbadiwe and Bonny Camp are to ply off Falomo Bridge or Awolowo Road.

Those from Awolowo Road heading to Onikan Roundabout, Tinubu Square, or any other part of the inner Island can make use of Falomo Roundabout to link Alfred Rewane.

Also, motorists from King George V Road can connect Moloney Street and then Obalende or link Turton Street through Moloney Street to Lewis and Sandgrouse Streets.

Motorists from Eko Bridge, trying to link Marina will be diverted to Elegbata, Ebute Ero to Police Post to link to the 3rd Mainland Bridge (Adeniji Adele).

LASTMA also added that all adjourning streets leading to the dedicated routes for the presidential movement will be temporarily shut.

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