LASTMA diverts traffic on Lagos road for drainage rehabilitation

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has developed strategic plans to address the expected increase in traffic congestion in Jibowu to Agnes axis in Lagos State.

According to a statement on Thursday by the General Manager, LASTMA, Mr. Olalekan Bakare-Oki, the expected traffic congestion is due to plans by the Ministry of Works and Drainage to rehabilitate the project sites (Jibowu to Agnes) with comprehensive traffic management measures.

He advised commuters heading towards these areas to take alternative routes from Fadeyi-Jibowu via Muritala Mohammed Way to Montgomery Road, saying that motorists can connect to Harvey Road and then to Agnes Junction.

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“From there, they can navigate through Sabo and Alagomeji to the Third Mainland Bridge.
Vehicles bound for Obalende from Fadeyi to Jibowu via Muritala Mohammed Way can link to Herbert Macaulay from Alagomeji and continue their journey to Adekunle, then connect to the Third Mainland Bridge.

“Motorists coming from Mushin en route to Empire heading to Obalende can follow the same route to connect to UNILAG or Obalende,” he added.

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According to him, LASTMA officials have been strategically positioned at various choke points to manage traffic and address any incidents or emergencies.

He noted that personnel have been mobilised to provide real-time traffic updates and emergency information via the Agency’s social media handles, stressing that recovery vehicles have been strategically placed to respond to any incidents in real-time.

“Robust collaboration with other law enforcement and security agencies is in place to manage traffic and handle unforeseen circumstances.

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“We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this closure, which is part of our efforts to ensure a serene and weather-resilient atmosphere in Lagos,” he averred.
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