The Lagos State government has announced that it will be diverting vehicular traffic on Ahmadu Bello Way from Adeola Odeku intersection inwards Adetokunbo Ademola Roundabout (Eko Hotel) from tomorrow Thursday, December, 2021 from 8 am to 2 pm.
Announcing the diversion plan, Frederic Oladeinde, the commissioner for transportation, explained that the route will be temporarily unavailable for motorists to ply, assuring that alternative routes have been mapped out to ease traffic flow within and around the designated route.
He further stated that motorists will be diverted to Adeola Odeku via Akin Adesola, and added that motorists will also be diverted to Oyin Jolayemi, Oko Awo and Sanusi Fafunwa as Akin Adesola connecting Ahmadu Bello Way by IBM will be closed off to vehicular movement.
Alternately, Ozumba Mbadiwe will be accessible for motorists to link their destinations as traffic from Ozumba Mbadiwe inbound Adetokunbo Ademola will be diverted to Ajose Adeogun, Sanusi Fafunwa or redirected back to Civic Events Centre axis to continue their journey.
The commissioner reiterated that all feeder roads leading to Ahmadu Bello Way from Adeola Odeku intersection as well as those leading to Eko Hotel from Adetokunbo Ademola roundabout will be temporarily closed to traffic from early hours of the stated date.
While assuring motorists that signages will be mounted along the routes to guide movements, Oladeinde also affirmed that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), will be on ground to manage the inconvenience and reduce travel time.
The state government appealed to the citizenry with emphasis to those who reside and do business at the aforementioned axis to cooperate with the interventions made available to manage movement within and around Victoria Island, stressing that the traffic diversion is for a short period.