The Lagos Ministry of Transportation through the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has on Tuesday notified the public of traffic diversions in certain roads in the state to ensure a free flow of traffic during a visit by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
Acording to the statement issued, the official visit by the president between the hours of 9.00 am and 3.00 pm to commission some projects completed by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration, will see traffic 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.
“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.
“While all inconveniences as a result of these diversions are highly regretted, traffic managers (or enforcement & security agents) shall be positioned at all strategic intersections to allow for orderly vehicular movements,” the statement added.
During the one-day working visit, State projects to be commissioned includes the rehabilitated 10-lane Oshodi-Muritala Muhammed International Airport Road; the 170-Bed ‘Ayinke House’ (Maternity Hospital) at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja; the Lagos State Theatre at Oregun, Ikeja; new 820 Mass Transit Buses and the multi-level Oshodi Transport Interchange along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.