The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of several critical roads in the metropolis for the upcoming Lagos City Marathon on Saturday, 10th February 2024.
The closure will be in effect from 5.00am to 2.00pm. The Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, stated that the closure is necessary to ensure the smooth running of the marathon.
The affected routes include Funsho Williams Avenue from Stadium to 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.
To minimize inconvenience to motorists, alternative routes have been provided. Motorists can drive through Apongbon bridge inwards Eko bridge through Costain Roundabout, Iponri, and Bode Thomas to reach their desired destination.
Alternatively, they can utilize Eko Bridge through Costain Roundabout and Apapa Road to access Oyingbo/Jebba and then connect to Herbert Macaulay Road.
For those traveling through Victoria Island, they can use Independence Bridge and CMS bridge to access Apongbon inwards Ijora-Olopa to Iddo and Oyingbo, and then continue their journeys on Herbert Macaulay Road.
It is important to note that the Third Mainland Bridge will not be accessible to motorists from 12.00 tonight until the end of the marathon.
However, outbound journeys from Ikorodu Road and Funsho Williams Avenue enroute Lagos Island are exempted from the diversion.
To ensure smooth traffic flow and the safety of motorists, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority will deploy officers to the diversion points.
Motorists who do not have any urgent business along the marathon diversion routes are advised to avoid the areas.
Once the marathon is concluded, the 3rd Mainland Bridge will return to its normal status.
This article was updated 2 weeks ago