Report reaching us now has it that, the Lagos State Government has announced through a press release by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, that there will be diversion of traffic along the outer Marina between 6a.m and 2p.m on Sunday 9th July to allow the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) install some equipment for the ongoing Light Rail construction project.
The release stated that the traffic diversion is to ease the safe location of the mobile crane needed to launch the bailey beams for the ongoing Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Blue Line Project. It explained that the diversion is in compliance with public safety standards expected during installation of equipment and infrastructure for the rail project.
The traffic has been rerouted as follows;
Incoming traffic to outer Marina would be restricted from Leventis as motorists would be diverted into inner Marina through the roundabout by UBA building.
Motorists coming from Eko and Carter Bridges toward outer Marina are to link either the Cowrie Bridge or Victoria Island and will use the roundabout to inner Marina to access the Third Mainland Bridge, Ikoyi and Victoria Island through Military Road.
Urging all motorists to cooperate with traffic officials during the period by obeying road diversion signs along the specified routes, the statement also guaranteed road users that appropriate measures have been put in place to ensure a free-flow of traffic.