February 09, (THEWILL) – The Lagos State Government has issued a traffic advisory ahead of the yearly Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, scheduled for Saturday, February 10, 2024, between 5.00am and 2.00pm.
A statement by the Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, said the following routes will be temporarily unavailable to motorists during the marathon:
“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, however, said the alternative routes that are available during the marathon include “Apongbon bridge inwards Eko bridge through Costain Roundabout, Iponri and Bode Thomas for a desired destination or utilise 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.
“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.”
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 will be deployed to the diversion points for seamless traffic flow and safety of Motorists.
While movement on the 3rd Mainland will return to status-quo immediately after the marathon is concluded, Osiyemi advised motorists who have no serious business along the marathon diversion routes to avoid the areas.