Lagos roads blocked for elections

In a bid to address the traffic challenges that may ensue, the state Ministry of Transportation has issued a circular to advise commuters on which roads will be closed and which alternative routes to utilize.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is slated to hold its presidential primaries at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere today, December 10, 2014.

According to a statement by the Commissioner for Transportation, Kayode Opeifa, commuters along the Alhaji Masha/ Funsho Williams/Western Avenue in Surulere, Yaba, and Costain axis will be most affected due to proximity to the stadium.

The statement reads as follows:

Due to the All Progressive Congress (APC) national convention holding on Wednesday 10th Dec, 2014 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, vehicular movement around the venue will be affected and congestion expected especially along, Funso Williams /Western Avenue, Surulere, Yaba, Alhaji Masha, and Costain areas.

Vehicles to Surulere

Vehicles from Lagos Island to Surulere will be directed to exit at Costain to link Surulere via Eric Moore.

Vehicles from Ikorodu rd, Mushin, Yaba and the mainland to Surulere will be directed at Ojuelegba to link Surulere via Itire- Lawanson road or at Iponri via Bode Thomas.

Vehicles from Surulere

Vehicles to Agege Motor Road, Mushin and Ikorodu road from Surulere will be directed to Bode Thomas, Eric Moore, Akerele rd, and Itire Lawanson rd to link Western Avenue and Agege Motor Road at Ojuelegba round about.

Vehicles to Lagos Island

Vehicles from Surulere, Alhaji Masha and Shitta area to Lagos Island and Apapa will be diverted to Bode Thomas and Eric Moore to link Eko Bridge.

Diversion and partial closure

The following roads will be partially closed or diverted:

Funsho Williams/ Western Avenue from Olumegbon to National Stadium

Funsho Williams/ Western Avenue from Alaka to National Stadium

Alhaji Masha road from Shitta roundabout to Alaka

Shitta flyover.

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