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Traffic Advisory: Expected traffic gridlock as Buhari visits the Mainland tomorrow

Mainlanders including business owners operating across major communities in the sub-urban Lagos community should brace up for heavy traffic logjam tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, as Nigeria’s President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari visits the Mainland to commission some projects.

The President during the official working visit is expected to commission a number of state projects around Ikeja and Oregun communities on the Mainland.

As a result, residents and other road users should anticipate as heavy traffic gridlock in the areas and other adjoining communities due to the planned road diversion for the visit.

According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), motorists and the general public are hereby notified of roads where traffic diversions are going to be observed in order to have a hitch free movement for Mr President, and for motorists to plan their journey in advance.

In a statement released by the agency, “the presidential visit shall be between the hours of 9.00 am and 3.00 pm during which traffic shall be diverted from the following roads: Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way (coming from the Presidential Wing of Murtala Mohammed Airport to LASUTH Under Bridge), Kodesoh Road, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Kudirat Abiola Way, Ikorodu Road (between Ojota Intersection and Anthony Interchange), Oworonshoki – Apapa Expressway (between Anthony and Oshodi Transport Interchange), International Airport Road to the Local Wing of the airport to Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way back to Obafemi Awolowo Way.”

The statement continued that; “While other roads highlighted above shall only be cordoned off once when necessary, Obafemi Awolowo Way and portion of Mobolaji Bank-Anthony shall be closed to traffic on three (3) occasions within the specified period as they are central to the President’s itinerary.

“In view of this, motorists are advised to avoid these roads where necessary and make use of alternative routes of their choice. But where it becomes inevitable for the highlighted roads to be made use of patience and cooperation with traffic managers should be the watchword.”

The agency concluded that “traffic managers (or enforcement & security agents) shall be positioned at all strategic intersections to allow for orderly vehicular movement.”



Idris Aina
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