Ahead of the planned “Lagos Street Party” scheduled to hold on the 3rd and 4th December, 2016, the Lagos State Government has announced alternative routes for motorists.
Speaking at a media briefing, the Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Anofiu Elegushi said traffic would be diverted at the Bishop Oluwole end of Ahmadu Bello Way and at Kuramo Fall end.
He said those participating at the event will have the opportunity to park their vehicles at the Eko Atlantic City while all other motorists will use alternative routes.
He also stated that Tiamiyu Savage, Akin Adesola and Bishop Oluwole will be cordoned-off from emptying traffic into Ahmadu Bello Way.
In addition, motorists approaching Ahmadu Bello Way are to connect Karimu Kotun Street and move further to Olosa Street with the journey terminating at the Ocean view end by Eko Hotels.
Those coming from Ligali Ayorinde and Ajose Adeogun would terminate their journey at Eko Hotels while same thing goes for traffic from the Civic Centre and Ozumba Mbadiwe and for motorists exiting Eko Hotels, they would travel through the Roundabout to connect Sanusi Fafunwa through Akin Adesola.
Those going to Falomo would use Akin Adesola to connect Falomo Bridge through Saka Tinubu through Karimu Kotun and Olosa Street.
Elegushi also reiterated that adequate plans have been made for personnel and transport management strategies to ensure a hitch free event, adding that there is the need to ensure that people obey traffic rules and regulations.
While appealing to the people who would be affected to support Government’s plans by avoiding the restricted areas, the Commissioner noted that plans are afoot to ensure that no business activities will be disrupted by the diversion.
Also present at the event were the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, Acting Commissioner for Tourism, Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, Special Adviser on Central Business District, Mr. Agboola Dabiri and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Oluseyi Whenu.