By Olawale Abdul-Fatah
Ahead of President Muhammed Buhari’s working visit to Lagos tomorrow, the State Government has ordered restriction of vehicular movement on over eight strategic roads, to aid his smooth movement within the state.
According to the State Government, during the president’s one-day visit which starts at 9.00am and ends 3.00pm aimed at unveiling projects, restriction of vehicular movement on roads linking venue of the projects to be commissioned would be enforced.
The roads were: Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way (coming from the Presidential Wing of Murtala Mohammed Airport to LASUTH Under Bridge), Kodesoh Road, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Kudirat Abiola Way, Ikorodu Road (between Ojota Intersection and Anthony Interchange), Oworonshoki-Apapa Expressway (between Anthony and Oshodi Transport Interchange), International Airport Road through the Local Wing of the airport to Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way and back to Obafemi Awolowo Way.
In order to ensure a free flow of traffic during the visit, the state government in a statement on Tuesday said that the affected roads linking the projects site would be cordoned off within the six hours visit.
The projects were: 10-lane Oshodi – Muritala Muhammed International Airport Road; the 170-Bed ‘Ayinke House’ (Maternity Hospital)) at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja; the Lagos State Theatre at Oregun, Ikeja; new 820 Mass Transit Buses and the multi-level Oshodi Transport Interchange along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.
It pointed out that roads highlighted above shall only be cordoned-off when necessary, Obafemi Awolowo Way and portions of Mobolaji Bank-Anthony shall be closed to traffic on three (3) occasions within the specified period as they are central to the President’s itinerary.
The statement, therefore, advised motorists to avoid the above-listed roads where necessary and make use of alternative routes of their choice, stressing that where motorists find it unavoidable plying the afore-mentioned roads, patience and cooperation with traffic managers should be their watchword.