Plan your movement: Lagos announces closure of important roads for Lagos City Marathon
Lagos City Marathon
Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of some critical roads in the metropolis for Saturday’s Lagos City Marathon.
The Lagos City Marathon comes up on Saturday, 10 February, 2024 between 5.00am and 2.00pm.
A statement issued by the Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi on Friday said some routes would be temporarily unavailable to motorists during the marathon.
The routes that will be shut between 5.00am and 2.00pm are Funsho Williams Avenue from Stadium, Surulere; Ikorodu Road to Anthony, Gbagada to Third Mainland Bridge, Third Mainland Bridge (Inbound and Outbound), Dolphin Road to Alfred Rewane Road, Falomo Roundabout to Bourdillon Road, Lekki Bridge to Freedom Way and Akin-Adesola to Ahmadu Bello Way.
Osiyemi said alternative routes would be available during the marathon, saying that
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He said motorist could drive through Apongbon bridge inwards Eko bridge through Costain Roundabout, Iponri and Bode Thomas for a desired destination or utilize Eko Bridge through Costain Roundabout and Apapa Road to link Oyingbo/Jebba to access Herbert Macaulay for a desired destination.
Osiyemi added that motorists could equally go through Victoria Island to link Independence Bridge and CMS bridge to access Apongbon inwards Ijora-Olopa to Iddo and Oyingbo to connect Herbert Macaulay Road to continue their journeys.
“For Motorists trying to navigate the Third Mainland Bridge, the 3rd Mainland Bridge will not be available to Motorists from 12.00 tonight till the end of the marathon,” he said.
The Commissioner further hinted that all outbound journeys from Ikorodu Road, Funsho Williams Avenue enroute Lagos Island are exempted from the diversion, adding that Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority would be deployed to the diversion points for seamless traffic flow and safety of motorists.
He advised motorists who have no serious business along the marathon diversion routes to avoid the areas, adding that that movement on the 3rd Mainland would return to status-quo immediately after the marathon is concluded.