By ADEJUWON OSUNNUYI
Ahead of the planned “Lagos Street Party” scheduled to hold on the 3rd and 4th December, 2016, the Lagos State Government has announced alternatives routes that can be used by motorists.
Speaking at a media briefing on the said event, 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 coming to participate at the event will have an opportunity to park at the Eko Atlantic while all other motorists will use alternative routes.
He stated also that Tiamiyu Savage, Akin Adesola and Bishop Oluwole will be condoned off and will not empty into Ahmadu Bello Way.
The alternative routes available include:
*All traffic into the venue or location will be condoned off at Bishop Oluwole with participants parking at the Eko Atlantic premises.
*For movement further, motorists are to connect to Karimu Kotun and further to Oloosa Street with that journey terminating at the Ocean view end by Eko Hotels.
*Those coming from Ligali Ayorinde and Ajose Adeogun will also terminate their journey at Eko Hotels. Even those from Civic Centre and Ozumba Mbadiwe will also terminate the journey at Eko Hotels. For those existing Eko Hotels, they will travel through the Roundabout to connect Sanusi Fafunwa through Akin Adesola.
*Those returning to Ahmadu Bello will use Akin Adesola from where they can connect to Falomo.
*Those going to Falomo will 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 personel and transport management strategies to ensure a hitch free event adding that there was a need to ensure that people obey traffic rules and regulations.
While appealing to the people who will be affected to support Government’s plans, 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, the Permanent Secretary, Transportation, Mr. Oluseyi Whenu.
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