The Lagos State Government has announced a traffic diversion at the National Stadium Bridge along Funsho Williams Avenue.
A statement released by the state Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Abdulhafiz Toriola, says the diversion is scheduled to take place on the nights of September 1 and 2, 2023, between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am each day.
It said the diversion is to enable the government repair the recently damaged truck barrier that had been newly installed on the bridge.
The statement reads;
“In line with the plan to repair the newly installed truck barrier at the National Stadium Bridge along Funsho Williams Avenue which was recently damaged, the Lagos State Government has announced traffic diversion on the night of 1st and 2nd September, 2023, between 10.00 pm to 6.00 am daily.
Consequently, the following alternative routes will be available to Motorists during the diversion;
i. Motorists from Eko Bridge/Constain/Iponri inbound Ojuelegba/Alhaji Masha Road will be diverted to the service lane from Alaka via the National Stadium gate to link Barracks or Alhaji Masha Road to continue their journeys.
ii. Motorists from Eko Bridge via Costain and those from Apapa Road going through Iponri will make use of Iponri Estate road to link Bode Thomas via Adeniran Ogunsanya to Shitta Roundabout for their desired destinations.
Motorists are implored to be patient as the closure of the bridge is planned for nighttime as part of a traffic management strategy to avert further accidents and loss of lives on Lagos roads.”