The Lagos State Government has issued an announcement regarding traffic diversion at the National Stadium Bridge along Funsho Williams Avenue.
The diversion is scheduled to take place on the nights of September 1 and 2, 2023, between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am each day.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Abdulhafiz Toriola, on Thursday night, on the state’s government website.
This decision is in alignment with the government’s strategy to repair the recently damaged truck barrier that had been newly installed on the bridge.
The statement added, “Consequently, the following alternative routes will be available to Motorists during the diversion;
i. Motorists from Eko Bridge/Costain/Iponri inbound Ojuelegba/Alhaji Masha Road will be diverted to the service lane from Alaka via the National Stadium gate to link Barracks or Alhaji Masha Road to continue their journeys.
ii. 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.”
As part of a traffic management strategy to avert further accidents and loss of lives on Lagos roads, motorists are however implored to exercise patience as the closure of the bridge is planned for nighttime.
The government had earlier announced the diversion of traffic along Funsho Williams Avenue to allow for the installation of truck barriers a few weeks ago. (Punch)