Saturday’s City Marathon: LASG Tells Lagosians Where Not To Go

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The Lagos State Government has disclosed to Lagos motorists and commuters, routes that are likely to be closed ahead of this Saturday’s 6th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

According to the travel advisory issued by Titi Oshodi-Eko, Spokesperson for Lagos State Sports Commission, there will be road closures while alternative routes have been provided for 12 hours on Saturday.

She said some roads would be totally or partially closed for the race.

Oshodi-Eko said: “Some parts of the metropolis will be shut for safety of thousands of runners, cheering fans and residents.

“There will be total closure of Third Mainland Bridge from 7:15am to 2pm.

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“Alaka Road Service lane will be closed from 5:45am to 7:30 a.m; National Stadium to Ojuelegba, Dormanlong Bridge, Onipanu, Obanikoro and Anthony will be closed from 6:45am to 9am.

“Anthony to Charly Boy Bus Stop to Oworonsoki will be closed from 7.15am to 9am; from Adekunle Junction linking the Third Mainland Bridge will be closed from 7:30am to 2pm.

“Alternative routes has been provided to ease movement of residents  who may not be watching the marathon live on television because they have urgent personal businesses to attend to.”

Oshodi-Eko also said for thousands who might want to join at the finish,  entertainers including the best of Nigerian musicians would  be performing.

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She added: “All vehicles from Ikeja and environs heading  to Victoria Island must go through Ikorodu Road, while vehicles from Badagry, Mile 2 and environs going to Victoria Island must go through Apapa and Orile to link the Eko Bridge to Victoria Island.

“Residents of Lagos Mainland, Surulere and environs must avoid Masha Area and the National Stadium but can link Victoria Island through Iponri/Iganmu, Eko Bridge then on to Victoria Island.

“Vehicles coming from Ibadan, Mowe and environs can link Victoria Island through Ojota, Ikorodu Road, Eko Bridge to Victoria Island.

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“Vehicles from Okota must  go through Mile 2 to Orile, Eko Bridge to Victoria Island.

“From Sango-Otta, those going to Victoria Island must go through Mushin, Funso Williams Avenue (Western Avenue) Eko Bridge to Victoria Island.

“Vehicles coming from Epe, Ajah, Lekki and environs must use the alternative route to Victoria Island, while Ikoyi residents going to the Mainland can use the Alfred Rewane (Kingsway Road) link to Osborne then to the Mainland.”

Oshodi-Eko thanked the people of Lagos for their cooperation and understanding.

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