DUE to the hosting of the 2015 edition of the Lagos Carnival scheduled to hold today, Saturday May 9, 2015, Lagos State Government has announced traffic diversions in some areas on Lagos Island.
Kayode Opeifa, Lagos commissioner for transportation, said there would be road closures and traffic diversions around the Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, venue of the carnival, and other carnival routes especially in Victoria Island and Ikoyi areas from 8am to 6pm
The affected roads include: Burdillion, Falomo Round About, Awolowo rd, Onikan Round About, King George V, Turton Street, Lewis Street, Bamgbose Street, Campos Square, Joseph Street, Catholic Mission-Street, King’s College, J K Randle Road, TBS main bowl.
Guests with invitation cards are expected to park at any of the designated parks along Inner Marina Road; Nigeria Port Authority, NPA, car park, Sterling Bank car park, CONOIL car park, Shell car park, Onikan Stadium car park.
While, guests without invitation cards are to make use of car parks opposite UBA Building.
People have also been advised to park in Ikoyi and watch the carnival procession from Awolowo Road, Ikoyi.
Opeifa also added that LAGBUS, the red buses, would provide limited free bus shuttle services for members of the public from 9.30am today from the following locations; Berger, Mile 12, Oshodi, Ajah and Festac, to CMS and Obalende using specially designated buses.