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Lagos announces traffic diversion for Access Bank marathon



The Lagos State Government has issued a traffic advisory ahead of the yearly Access Bank Lagos City Marathon coming up on Saturday between 5.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.

The Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Oluwaseun Osiyemi, said this in a statement on Friday in Lagos.

Osiyemi said the following routes would be temporarily unavailable to motorists during the marathon.

He listed the routes as Funsho Williams Avenue from Stadium, Surulere, Ikorodu Road to Anthony, Gbagada to Third Mainland Bridge.

“Others are: 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,” he said.

He said the alternative routes available during the marathon are: 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 bridge will not be available to motorists from 12.00 tonight till the end of the marathon,” he said.

Osiyemi further hinted that all outbound journeys from Ikorodu Road, Funsho Williams Avenue enroute Lagos Island would be exempted from the diversion.

He added that officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority would be deployed to the diversion points for seamless traffic flow and safety of motorists.

Osiyemi, however, advised motorists who had no serious business along the marathon diversion routes to avoid the areas.

He added that movement on the 3rd Mainland would return to status-quo immediately after the marathon.

Chiazo Ogbolu

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