The Lagos State government has announced that traffic will be diverted at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday, November 16.
The traffic leaving and coming into the Stadium located at the Surulere area of the state will be diverted from 12:00 noon till 5.00 pm when the match will commence.
This according to a statement signed on Tuesday by the Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde is due to the third stage Super Eagles World Cup Home Qualifying Match with Cape Verde is scheduled to hold on Tuesday at the stadium.
The Commissioner explained that vehicles will be barred from accessing Surulere from the Teslim Balogun axis.
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“To manage traffic during the period of the match, the Lagos State Government will divert Traffic leaving and coming into the Stadium, Surulere from 12:00 noon till 5.00 pm when the match will commence.
“The diversion plan will have Motorists heading towards Costain, Lagos Island from Masha/kilo and Surulere diverted to Adeniran Ogunsanya or Bode Thomas to link Iponri or Eric Moore to access their destinations.
“Alternately, Motorists can also utilize Adelabu to connect Babs Animashaun/Eric Moore axis to link Brewery and access Costain or Eko Bridge.”
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For further traffic management of the match, motorists are advised to use the aforementioned routes to access Surulere from Lagos Island, as well as Ikorodu Road bound motorists from Surulere to make use of Akerele to link Ogunlana Drive inwards Itire road and connect Ojuelegba to their destinations.
The Transport Commissioner assured that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) alongside other security agencies will be on the ground to ensure seamless traffic flow. He stressed that the cooperation of the Surulere community and other road users of the affected axis is vital to ease traffic flow.