TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR SMOOTH FLOW OF TRAFFIC DURING THE APC PRESIDENTIAL RALLY IN LAGOS ON FRIDAY 30TH JANUARY, 2015 AT TESLIM BALOGU STADIUM, SURULERE
The Presidential Campaign Rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) slated for Friday 30th January, 2015 is expected to attract huge human and vehicular traffic around Lagos especially along Funsho Williams Ave, Eko Bridge, Ikorodu Road, entire Surulere and the Teslim Balogun Stadium Area.
In this regard, the Lagos State Government will deploy 500 LASTMA personnel and all possible traffic management measures to ensure minimum disruption to motorists and party members coming for the rally. The early morning traffic will not be affected likewise the afternoon traffic.
Priority will be given to pedestrians and mass transit vehicles conveying people to the rally. Vehicular traffic (non-rally related) would be diverted from Funsho Williams Ave at Ojuelegba towards Itire to link Ogunlana Drive to connect Eko Bridge via Bode Thomas, Eric Moore and Adelabu as at when necessary, while from Eko Bridge, traffic would be diverted to Ojuelegba, Agege Motor Road and Ikorodu Road via Costain, Eric Moore, Bode Thomas, Adelabu and Ogunlana Drive, Itire Road, Mabo, Fashoro and Bishop Street all in Surulere or better still to use the Third Mainland Bridge.
Rally commences at 7:00am. Please tune to Lagos Traffic Radio 96.1 FM for traffic information every 15 minutes.
The State Government appeals for caution and cooperation from all road users by obeying all traffic regulations and ensuring traffic flow during the campaign period.
Finally, the State Government, while regretting any inconveniences, has directed all relevant traffic agencies to ensure free flow of traffic.
Comrade Kayode Opeifa
Commissioner for Transportation