2019 APC Presidential Rally: Lagos Announces Traffic Diversion in Surulere

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Friday, February 08, 2019 12.00PM / Lagos State Government


The Lagos State Ministry of Transportation has appealed to residents of the State to avoid Surulere and its environs on Saturday due to the planned Presidential Campaign Rally taking place on Saturday, 9th February 2019 at the TeslimBalogun Stadium in Surulere.


A statement issued on Wednesday by the Ministry said all routes linking the TeslimBalogun Stadium will be closed to traffic and advised that alternative routes like Randle Avenue, Falolu, AdeniranOgunsanya, and Adelabu Roads should be utilised by commuters to reach their various destinations.

It noted that trucks will be restricted from entering the metropolis from Friday, February 8, in preparation for the Presidential Rally on Saturday, imploring truckers to plan their movements ahead as well as cooperate with the deployed Officers to ensure that motorists do not jeopardise the travel advisory issued for the safety and comfort of all during the event.

The release explained further that about 500 LASTMA Officials, 150 FRSC personnel and other security Agencies will be on ground to ensure the free flow of traffic in and around the axis.

Travel Advisory

Affected Routes

1.    TeslimBalogun and National Stadium- In and Out

2.    Funsho Williams Avenue

3.    Surulere

4.    Lawanson/Itire Road/Tejuosho Road

5.    Apapa Road Costain

6.    Abebe Village/ Eric Moore Road

7.    Eko Bridge/Apongbon

8.    Marina Road

9.    Ikorodu Road

10. Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way

11. Old Toll Gate/ Third Mainland Bridge/Obalende

12. International Airport Road

13. Oshodi-Oworonshoki Expressway

14. Agege Motor Road

15. Jibowu

16. Yaba-Muritala Mohammed Way Iddo/Otto

17. Herbert Macaulay Way- Adekunle

18. IjoraOlopa/Ijora1.


Closed Routes

  1. Alaka (By Lanre Shittu Motors) on the service lane inwards stadium will be closed to traffic and vehicles diverted to the stadium bridge on the main carriage way.
  2. Shitta Inwards stadium and stadium inwards Shitta will be closed to traffic and vehicles diverted to AdeniranOgunsanya Street or Akerele Extension.
  3. Traffic from Baracks to stadium on Funsho Williams Avenue will be diverted to stadium bridge on the main carriage way to Alaka

Alternative Routes

From Eko Bridge to Connect Surulere ; Motorists should pass through

A.  Costain to Abebe (Nigeria Breweries) to Eric Moore to Bode Thomas to destination (AdeniranOgunsanya, Shitta Round about or Census to Adelabu to Masha/ Ogunlana Drive)


B.     Costain to Iponri Estate to Bode Thomas to AdeniranOgunsanya and continue with your journey


C.     Eko Bridge to Alaka to Stadium Bridge to Ojuelegba through Barracks on Funsho Williams Avenue to Lawanson- Itire Road and connect destination through

1.            Ishaga
2.            Randle Avenue
3.            Ekololu
4.            Falolu

5.            Ogunlana Drive to Akerele Extension

From Ikorodu Road to Surulere

a Fadeyi- DormanLong Bridge to Ojuelegba to Lawanson- Itire Road to Ishaga, Randle Avenue, Ekololu, Falolu or Ogunlana Drive to Akerele Extension

b    Connect Alaka to destination through stadium bridge to Alaka to Bode Thomas

c  Connect Costain to Abebe Village (Nigerian Breweries) to Eric Moore to Bode Thomas to other destination (AdeniranOgunsanya, Shitta Round About or Census to Adelabu to Masha/ Ogunlana Drive)

From Surulere to Lagos

a.    AdeniranOgunsanya, Shitta Round About or Census to Adelabu to Masha/Ogunlana Drive) to Bode Thomas to Eric Moore to Abebe (Nigerian Breweries) to Costain

b.    AdeniranOgunsanya to Bode Thomas to Iponri Estate to Costain

c.    Pass through Ishaga, Randle Avenue, Ekololu, Falolu or Ogunlana Drive to Lawanson-Itire Road to Ojuelegba to Barracks on Funsho Williams Avenue to Stadium Bridge to Eko Bridge

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