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As PMB Commissions Lekki Deep Seaport, Rice Mill, Know Road Diversion Inforce Today, Similar Diversion for Blue Rail Commissioning Tomorrow

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L-R: The august visitor, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief host, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos state government and her citizens today played host to President Muhammadu Buhari for the official commissioning of the $1.5 billion Lekki Deep Seaport, the 32-metric tons per hour Lagos Rice Mill, and tomorrow, for the commissioning of the Blue line, a fraction of the Lagos Mass Rail Transit, LMRT, project.

President Buhari will also be conducted around the port’s 1.5km long main among other projects slated for commissioning such as the 18.75km six-lane rigid-pavement Eleko Junction to Epe Expressway; the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History; and the MRS Lubricant Factory in Apapa.

While tomorrow, Tuesday 24th January 2023, the commissioning of the 27km long Blue Line Rail connecting Okokomaiko to Marina, will hold at the Marina Train Station, Outer Marina area of the state.

According to the Transportation Commissioner, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the following diversion begins today; on the First day which is Monday 23rd January, movement around Lagos Rice Mill, Imota in Ikorodu, and the Lekki Deep Port Sea axis will be restricted.

While on the Second day which is Tuesday 24th, movement around Eko Hotels and Suites, Ahmadu Bello Way, J-Randle through to Broad Street and Outer Marina will be diverted from 6.00 am to 3.00 pm.
Pleading with Motorists for their cooperation, Oladeinde highlighted the alternative routes made available as options for Motorists depending on the desired destinations.

The options according to the movement plan will have Motorists diverted from Ahmadu Bello Way, Ademola Adetokunbo, and Akin Adesola Street to Falomo Bridge (Five Cowries Bridge), to Alfred Rewane Road to connect their desired destinations.

While Motorists that are Onikan bound from Ozumba Mbadiwe and Bonny Camp are enjoined to make use of Falomo Bridge (Five Cowries Bridge) or Awolowo Road.

The Transport Commissioner further stated that Motorists from Awolowo Road heading to Onikan Roundabout, Tinubu Square or any other part of the inner Island will make use of Falomo Roundabout to link Alfred Rewane to further their journeys.

Another diversion option made available according to the statement is for Motorists from King George V Road to connect Moloney Street and then Obalende for their desired destinations, or alternatively link Turton Street through Moloney Street to Lewis and Sandgrouse Streets.

For the Motorists from Eko Bridge trying to link to Marina, they will be diverted to Elegbata, Ebute Ero to Police Post to link to the 3rd Mainland Bridge (Adeniji Adele) to further connect their desired destinations.

While stressing that all the adjourning Streets leading to the dedicated routes for the movement of Mr. President will be temporarily closed, Oladeinde assures motorists of a well-mapped-out strategy to minimize delays and inconveniences for road users.

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