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Lagos State Government Announces Traffic Diversion on Major Road Effective Today



The Lagos State Government is set to install truck barriers along Funsho Williams Avenue, according to a tweet by Jubril Gawat, Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

This Gawat stated is in line with the earlier pronouncement by the State Government on the prohibition of trucks and articulated vehicles on some bridges within the State.

Consequently, the State Government has announced traffic diversion and provided alternative routes for motorists while the installation of the barriers last.

According to the Governor’s aide, the installation will take place “for 3 nights commencing from Friday 11th to Monday 14th August 2023; 10.00 pm to 6.00 am daily”.

Gawat further tweeted: “Consequently, the following alternative routes will be available to Motorists during the installation of the barriers:

“Motorists from Eko Bridge/Constain/Iponri inbound Ojuelegba/Alhaji Masha Road will be diverted to the service lane from Alaka via National Stadium gate to link Barracks or Alhaji Masha Road to continue their journeys.

“Motorists from Eko Bridge via Costain and those from Apapa Road going through Iponri will make use of Iponri Estate road to link Bode Thomas via Adeniran Ogunsanya to Shitta Roundabout for their desired destinations.

“Motorists are implored to be patient as the temporary closure of the bridge is planned for night time as part of traffic management strategy to avert further accidents and loss of lives”.