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The Lagos State Government has issued a travel advisory ahead of the annual Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, February 10, 2024.
The state Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, who announced this on Friday, said the marathon will take place between the hours of 5.am and 2.pm.
Osiyemi listed the following routes to be temporarily shut to motorists during the marathon as: Funsho Williams Avenue from Stadium, Surulere, Ikorodu Road to Anthony, Gbagada to Third Mainland Bridge and Third Mainland Bridge (Inbound and Outbound).
Others include: Dolphin Road to Alfred Rewane Road, Falomo Roundabout to Bourdillon Road, Lekki Bridge to Freedom Way, Akin-Adesola to Ahmadu BelloWay.
Consequently the following alternative routes will be available during the marathon;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.
Motorists can 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.
While the Third Mainland Bridge will not be available to motorists from 12.00 tonight till the end of the marathon.
Osiyemi 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, LASTMA, have been deployed to the diversion points for seamless traffic flow and safety of motorists.
He however, urged motorists who have no serious business along the marathon diversion routes to avoid the areas, adding that movement on the Third Mainland will return to status-quo immediately after the marathon is concluded.Follow us on social media