The Lagos State Government has planned traffic diversions for Saturday, February 12th, 2022, when several selected routes will be closed for a few hours during the 7th edition of the Access Bank Lagos Metropolis Marathon (Lagos City Marathon), which will take place in the city.
The marathon will begin at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere and end at the Eko Atlantic City on Lagos Island, according to a statement signed by Mr. Sola Aiyepeku, Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission.
He claimed that measures have been taken to ensure that runners have a smooth passage and that vehicles are inconvenienced as little as possible during the marathon.
Aiyepeku said that motorists from Eko Bridge driving through Apongbon to Costain Roundabout will be connected to Ebute-Metta, Orile, Nigeria Breweries/Abebe Village, Eric Moore, Bode Thomas, and Adeniran Ogunsanya to access their destinations as appropriate.
He explained that motorists will be diverted from Alaka Estate to Iponri or Iponri Estate to connect Bode Thomas, Adeniran Ogunsanya, or Babs Animashaun to their destinations, while those traveling from Alhaji Masha inwards National Stadium will be diverted through Shitta Roundabout and Akerele Street to Falolu or Adeniran Ogunsanya.
Motorists traveling from Apapa/Orile Iganmu to Funsho Williams Avenue would be directed through Apapa Road or Nigerian Breweries/Abebe Village to connect Eric Moore, Bode Thomas, Babs Animashaun, or Adeniran Ogunsanya to their destinations, according to the Chairman.
“Vehicular movement on Ikorodu Road is allowed from Anthony inwards Fadeyi to Eko Bridge inwards Lagos, but no movement will be allowed from Fadeyi inwards Anthony. Motorists should also note that the use of Anthony interchange inwards Gbagada to connect Lagos/Toll Gate shall be barred. However, traffic coming from Gbagada can access Ikorodu Road through Anthony interchange or before it.”
Aiyepeku went on to say that motorists on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway from Mile 2 will be diverted to the service lane via BOC Gases/Armed Force Resettlement Centre to connect to Agege Motor Road and that traffic will also be diverted to Town Planning Way via the service lane after descending from Oshodi-Oke to connect to their destinations as needed.
He stated that no motorists will be permitted to use the Third Mainland Bridge from the Old Toll Gate to Alapere, Ogudu; instead, they will be diverted to Gbagada on the Oworoshoki, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway to connect to their destinations.
“From Ajah, motorists coming towards Ozumba Mbadiwe Road shall be diverted to Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, while those coming from Lekki through the Cable Bridge (Ikoyi-Lekki Link Bridge) shall be diverted to Gerrard Road as Alexander and Bourdillion Roads would be temporarily closed to traffic.”
Also, motorists from Bonny Camp traveling via the roundabout on their way to Ozumba Mbadiwe Road will be diverted to Kofo Abayomi Street via Old Mr. Biggs, according to the Chairman.