Lagos govt diverts traffic ahead of city marathon

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The Lagos State Government, on Friday, issued a traffic advisory ahead of the yearly Access Bank Lagos City Marathon today, Saturday, 10th February, 2024, between 5.00 am. and 2.00pm.

According to the advisory by Oluwaseun Osiyemi, Commissioner for Transportation, the following routes will be temporarily unavailable to Motorists during the marathon:

A. Funsho Williams Avenue from Stadium, Surulere
B. 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
Akin-Adesola to Ahmadu BelloWay.

Consequently, the following alternative routes will be available during the marathon:

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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.

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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 until the end of the marathon.

Mr. 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.

The Transportation Commissioner, however, advised motorists who have no serious business along the marathon diversion routes to avoid the areas. He added that movement on the 3rd Mainland will return to status-quo immediately the marathon is concluded.

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