By Emmanuel Adeleke
In preparation for the two-day working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos on Monday and Tuesday, January 23 and 24, the Lagos State Government has announced traffic restrictions on some routes on the Island and Mainland parts of the state.
A statement issued on Friday by the Commissioner for Transport, Frederic Oladeinde, said alternative routes have been mapped out and officials of the Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA) deployed to manage traffic flow during the period.
“On the first day (23rd), movement around the Imota Rice Mill in Ikorodu, and the Lekki Deep Port Sea axis, will be restricted. On the second day (24th), movement around Eko Hotels and Suites, Ahmadu Bello Way, J-Randle, through Broad Street and Outer Marina will be diverted from 6am to 3pm,” he said
Oladeinde, who pleaded with motorists to cooperate fully, highlighted the alternative routes for motorists depending on the desired destinations.
The options, according to the commissioner, will have motorists diverted from Ahmadu Bello Way, Ademola Adetokunbo and Akin Adesola Streets to Falomo Bridge (Five Cowries Bridge), to Alfred Rewane Road to connect their desired destinations.
Onikan-bound motorists from Ozumba Mbadiwe and Bonny Camp are enjoined to use Falomo Bridge (Five Cowries Bridge) or Awolowo Road, and motorists from Awolowo Road heading to Onikan Roundabout, Tinubu Square or any other part of the inner Island were advised to use Falomo Roundabout to link Alfred Rewane to further their journeys.
Another diversion is for motorists from King George V Road to connect Moloney Street and then Obalende for their desired destinations or, alternatively, link Turton Street through Moloney Street to Lewis and Sandgrouse Streets.
For motorists from Eko Bridge trying to link Marina, they will be diverted to Elegbata, Ebute Ero to Police Post to link the third Mainland Bridge (Adeniji Adele) to further connect their desired destinations.