Lagos To Divert Traffic For Olamide’s OLIC Concert 2017
This Sunday, the 17th of December, all roads will lead to Lagos Boy, Olamide’s annual concert literally and you know what it means. Over 25 thousand people are expected to be in attendance to watch the hip-hop artiste perform live.
In reaction to the forthcoming concert which is its fourth edition, the Lagos State Traffic Management has announced that some sections of the road leading to the venue be closed starting 6 a.m. The concert, which will hold at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, will kick off by 12 p.m and end by 6 p.m.
According to Mr. Adeoye Oluyemi, Head of Operations, LASTMA Headquarters, “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”. According to him, his men will be at strategic places before, during and after the concert.
“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 turn 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 continued, “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 Lawanson to Ojuelegba and connect.
“They can also go through Shitta roundabout to Akerele Road to Randle Avenue and access Itire – Lawanson Road, ’’ he said.
Oluyemi also said that vehicles from Eko Bridge to link Ojuelegba, Jibowu and Mushin should restrict their movement to the main expressway at Alaka and ascend the stadium bridge.”
As you go to the concert, remember to keep your valuables to yourself or someone you trust and stay out of trouble.