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Lagos announces six-month traffic diversion on major roads


The Lagos State Government has unveiled a six-month traffic diversion plan along major routes including Adeniji through Falomo, Bourdillon, and Queens Drive on the Lagos Island.

According to a statement from the Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, the diversion is aimed at facilitating the repair of deteriorated asphaltic sections of the roads, with repair work scheduled to commence on Monday, May 13, 2024, and expected to last until November 7, 2024.

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“To mitigate the traffic implications, the repair works will be conducted in phases. Phase 1 will focus on the stretch from Glover Road Junction on Alfred Rewane Road to Falomo Roundabout, starting from Monday, 13th May, 2024. During this phase, the portion of the road from Glover Junction to Falomo Roundabout will be closed to traffic,” Osiyemi stated.

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For the period of the 1st Phase repair works, motorists on Alfred Rewane Road heading towards Falomo Roundabout are advised to turn left at Glover Road Junction onto Thompson Avenue to access Falomo Bridge through Bourdillon Road and continue their journeys.

“The other side of the road will be open to traffic (i.e., Falomo Roundabout heading towards Mainland),” Osiyemi added.

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The commissioner emphasized that the partial closure is an essential component of the traffic management strategy for rehabilitating the asphalt pavement on the affected road sections by the Federal Ministry of Works.

Motorists are urged to exercise patience and cooperation during this period of repair to ensure a smooth flow of traffic and successful completion of the road rehabilitation project.