The Lagos State Government announced diversion of traffic which will take place along the outer Marina between 6.00a.m and 2.00p.m on Sunday so as to allow the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) install some equipment for the Light Rail project.
In a release by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, he stated that the purpose of the diversion was to facilitate the safe location of the mobile crane which is needed to launch the bailey beams for the ongoing Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Blue Line Project.
The statement explained that the diversion was in compliance with public safety standards expected during installation of equipment and infrastructure for the rail project.
It stated that access to outer Marina would be restricted to drivers from Leventis as they would be diverted into inner Marina via the roundabout by UBA building.
Drivers who are coming from Eko and Carter Bridges heading toward outer Marina to link either the Cowrie Bridge or Victoria Island will go through the roundabout to inner Marina and access the Third Mainland Bridge, Ikoyi and Victoria Island through Military Road.
While assuring road users that appropriate measures have been put in place to make sure there is free-flow of traffic, the statement urged all drivers to cooperate with traffic officials during this period by obeying road diversion signs along the specified routes.