2nd February, 2023
If you are living in Lagos, you must take note that the Lagos State Government will shutdown several critical roads in the metropolis on Saturday for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.
The race will begin from 5.00am and from 12am on Saturday, some roads will be closed, while others will be shut from 5am and so on.
A travel advisory released by the Lagos State Government on Thursday, said there would be total closure of Third Mainland Bridge inwards Lagos Island from 5am to 2pm, while Alaka Service lane by Alaka Estate would be closed from 12am to 7.30 am.
A statement issued by the Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, added that National Stadium to Ojuelegba, Dormanlong Bridge, Onipanu, Obanikoro, and Anthony would be closed from 12am to 8 am.
He said from Anthony to Charly Boy Bus Stop to Oworonsoki would be closed from 1:30 am to 8.30 am, while from Adekunle Junction linking the Third Mainland Bridge would be closed from 12am to 2pm.
“All adjoining streets and feeder roads leading to marathon dedicated routes shall be temporarily closed to traffic to ensure a hitch free exercise and guarantee the safety and security of the athletes,” he said.
On alternative routes to take, Oladeinde said all motorists from Ikeja and environs heading to Victoria Island should go through Ikorodu Road to Fadeyi to Funsho Williams to Eko Bridge.
He said motorists from Badagry, Mile 2, and environs going to Lagos Island should go through Apapa, Orile to link Eko Bridge
“Motorists from Mainland, Surulere and environs should avoid Masha Area and National Stadium but can link Lagos Island through Iponri/Iganmu and Eko Bridge.
“Motorists coming from Ibadan, Mowe and environs can link Lagos Island throughOjota, Ikorodu Road, Funsho Williams Avenue and Eko Bridge
“Motorists from Okota,Apapa-Oshodi Expresswayto Lagos Island should go through Mile 2, Orile to Eko Bridge
“Motorists from Sango-Otta going to Lagos Island should go through Mushin, Funsho Williams Avenue (old Western Avenue) to Eko Bridge
“Motorists coming from Epe, Ajah, Lekki and environs should use the Alternative Route to Ikoyi/Victoria Island (from Ikate to Ikoyi: take Freedom Road to Admiralty Road to link Cable Bridge (Ikoyi Link Bridge) and connect destination OR Nike Art Gallery to Iru and Victoria Island.
“Motorists from Ikoyi to Mainland can use Alfred Rewane Road (old Kingsway Road) to link Osborne Road to Third Mainland Bridge or Awolowo Road to Obalende Bridge and then Third Mainland Bridge,” he advised.
However, the commissioner stated that the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon would hold within the Lagos Metropolis on Saturday, 4th February, 2023, starting from 5.00am, saying that the race would be in two categories with different “Start Points” and distances to be covered.
MARATHON DEDICATED ROUTES-
- The first category of the Access Bank-Lagos City Marathon covers 42 km and 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 >>> Bourdillon 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 covers 10 km, and starts from Durosimi Etti, Lekki Phase 1 and shall connect Lekki First Roundabout >>>Lekki Toll-Gate >>> Ozumba Mbadiwe Road >>>Akin Adesola Street>>> Bishop Oluwole Street terminating at Eko Atlantic City (Finish Point).