-Lagos state government announces traffic diversion ahead of Olamide’s OLIC concert.
-Alternative routes have however been marked out for road users during the duration of the concert.
Preparations for Olamide’s OLIC concert gears up.
The fourth edition of Olamide’s annual musical concert, Olamide Live In Concert (OLIC), is scheduled to hold on Sunday, December 17 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
As part of preparations towards having a hitch free experience, the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, (LATSMA) have announced there will be a diversion in traffic for the event.
According to the organisers, the concert will start by 12 p.m and end by 6 p.m.
According to the Lagos State Traffic Management (LATSMA), some sections of the roads leading to the Teslim Balogun Stadium would be closed to vehicular movement.
Head of Operations, LASTMA Headquarters, Mr Adeoye Oluyemi, promised his team would ensure a seamless traffic operation.
“We are out to ensure a free traffic situation on that day. We are well aware of the influx of vehicles for the concert, so we are well prepared ahead of it.
“Men from the operations will be stationed at strategic places to ensure free movement of vehicles before, during and after the concert,’’ he said.
“Alhaji Masha road will be closed to vehicular traffic in both directions between the National Stadium intersection and Shitta flyover.
“All U-turns and left turns under the stadium bridge are prohibited to vehicular movement during this period except for the VVIPs coming from Alaka and proceeding towards the VVIP Car Park 1.
“The service lanes on Funsho Williams Avenue are open to traffic but motorists are advised to keep to the main carriage or expressway to navigate their journey through Stadium Bridge.
“There are two main car parks for motorist on that day, the general car park will be the National Stadium, it will also accommodate the VIP, while VVIP will use the Teslim Balogun Stadium,’’ he said.
Alternative routes would however be provided for road users while the OLIC concert is on-going so as to ensure a free-flow of traffic for the day.
“With these closures, the alternative routes are available for motorists. Motorists from Masha and Kilo areas that want to link Costain Roundabout can go through Masha to Adelabu to Bode Thomas to link Costain.
“They can also follow Adelabu to Babs Animasahun to Bode Thomas and connect Costain through Iponri or Eric Moore, Nigerian Breweries (Abebe Village).
“Motorists coming from Masha areas of Surulere going to Ikorodu can go through Ogulana drive to Itire Lawason to Ojuelegba and connect.
“They can also go through Shitta roundabout to Akerele Road to Randle Avenue and access Itire-Lawanson Road,’’ he said.
Those approaching Ujuelegba, Jibowu and Mushin from Eko Bridge should restrict their movement to main expressway at Alaka and ascend the stadium bridge.