Another edition of Lagos City Marathon holds tomorrow Saturday 12, 2022, starting from 5 O’oclock in the morning.
The race shall be in two categories with different “Start Points” and distances to be covered.
The first category shall commence from National Stadium Underbridge on Funsho Williams Avenue and shall go through Barracks, Ojuelegba on the main carriageway, Dorman Long Bridge, Fadeyi on Ikorodu Road, Obanikoro, Anthony to Gbagada, Third Mainland Bridge, Osborne Road, Alfred Rewane (Old Kingsway) Road, Falomo Roundabout, Bourdillion Road, Cable Bridge (Ikoyi – Lekki Link Bridge), Admiralty Way, Lekki First Roundabout, Lekki Tollgate, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Akin Adesola Street, Bishop Oluwole Street and terminating at Eko Atlantic City.
The second category of the race starts from Durosimi Etti, Lekki Phase 1 and shall connect Lekki First Roundabout, Lekki Tollgate, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Akin Adesola Street, Bishop Oluwole and terminating at Eko Atlantic City as the finish Point.
Hence, motorists and commuters plying these roads are hereby informed of the necessary closure of these routes in order to safeguard the runners and maintain safe motoring.
Due to the road closure within the duration of the marathon, accessible alternative routes identified for road users include the following;
Motorists on Eko Bridge coming from Apongbon shall be diverted to Costain Roundabout to connect Ebute-Metta, Orile, Nigerian Breweries/Abebe Village, Eric Moore, Bode Thomas, Adeniran Ogunsanya, and link destination as appropriate.
From Alaka Estate, motorists shall be diverted to Iponri or Iponri Estate to link Bode Thomas, Adeniran Ogunsanya or Babs Animasahun to connect destination.
Motorists from Masha inwards Stadium shall be diverted through Shitta Roundabout, Akerele Street for onward movement through Falolu or Adeniran Ogunsanya to connect destination.
Motorists from Apapa / Orile – Iganmu going towards Funsho Williams Avenue shall be diverted to Apapa Road or Nigerian Breweries/ Abebe Village to link Eric Moore, Bode Thomas, Babs Animashaun or Adeniran Ogunsanya to connect destination.
On Ikorodu Road, vehicular movement is allowed from Anthony inwards Fadeyi to Eko Bridge inwards Lagos but no movement shall be allowed from Fadeyi inwards Anthony.
Motorists should also note that the making use of Anthony Interchange inwards Gbagada to connect Lagos/ Toll Gate shall be barred.
However, traffic coming from Gbagada can access Ikorodu Road through the Anthony Interchange or before it.
From Apapa – Oshodi Expressway, that is from Mile 2, motorists shall be diverted through BOC Gases/Armed Forces Resettlement Centre into the service lane to connect Agege Motor Road. Traffic shall also be diverted to Town Planning Way through the service lane after descending Oshodi Oke to connect destination as appropriate since traffic shall be closed shortly before Anthony Interchange.
From Old Tollgate to Alapere, Ogudu, motorists cannot access Third Mainland Bridge as they shall be diverted to Gbagada on Oworoshoki – Oshodi – Apapa Expressway to connect destination.
From Ajah, motorists coming towards Ozumba Mbadiwe Road shall be diverted to Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1.
Motorists coming from Lekki through the Cable Bridge (Ikoyi – Lekki Link Bridge) shall be diverted to Gerrard Road as Alexander and Bourdillion Roads are temporarily closed to traffic.
Then, from Bonny Camp Roundabout to Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, motorists shall be diverted to Kofo Abayomi Street through Old Mr Biggs.
The authorities while seeking for the support, understanding and cooperation of the motoring public for all inconveniences these closures may cause say traffic control and security personnel have been detailed to handle critical junctions and intersections on all the alternatives routes so as to maintain law, order and sanity for the motorists.