The Lagos State government has declared the implementation of a traffic diversion plan on Funsho Williams Avenue to facilitate the installation of truck barriers.

According to the government’s directive, traffic will be rerouted along this route for three nights, commencing from today, between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.

In an official statement issued on Thursday, the government urged motorists to explore alternative routes during the installation period.

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“For those traveling from Eko Bridge, Costain, or Iponri towards Ojuelegba and Alhaji Masha Road, the diversion will guide them to use the service lane from Alaka, proceeding via the National Stadium gate to connect Barracks or Alhaji Masha Road for their onward journeys,” the statement explained.

“Motorists who typically access Eko Bridge via Costain and those commuting from Apapa Road and passing through Iponri are advised to take the Iponri Estate road, linking to Bode Thomas and further to Adeniran Ogunsanya en route to Shitta Roundabout to reach their intended destinations,” the government elaborated.

The administration emphasized that this installation initiative aligns with the ongoing effort to restrict the movement of trucks and large vehicles on specific bridges within the state.

Notably, Lagos has been grappling with a series of unfortunate incidents involving heavy-duty vehicles on its bridges. In January, a tragic incident resulted in the loss of nine lives when a truck carrying a container plunged off the Ojuelegba bridge.

This diversionary measure is a proactive step by the Lagos State government to enhance safety and alleviate the risks posed by such accidents involving trucks and other large vehicles.


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