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2024 Lagos City Marathon, Govt announces roads shutdown

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


The State will be shutting down roads like Funsho Williams Avenue in Surulere, Ikorodu Road, Third Mainland Bridge, Alfred Rewane Road in Ikoyi and Ahmadu Bello Way in Victoria Island.

A statement signed by the State Commissioner of Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, reads, “Ahead of the yearly Access Bank Lagos City Marathon coming up on Saturday, 10th of February, 2024, the following routes will be temporarily unavailable to Motorists during the marathon.

“Funsho Williams Avenue from Stadium, Surulere; 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; and Akin-Adesola to Ahmadu BelloWay.

“Consequently, the following alternative routes will be available during the marathon: 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 3rd Mainland Bridge will not be available to Motorists from 12.00 tonight till the end of the marathon.”

The Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Oluwaseun Osiyemi further hinted that all outbound journeys from Ikorodu Road, Funsho Williams Avenue en route to Lagos Island are exempted from the diversion, adding that Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) 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, adding that movement on the Third Mainland will return to status-quo immediately after the marathon is over.

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