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Ahead Of The Lagos City Marathon 2017, Government Closes Some Roads In The Metropolis

by Bisi Adewale

Ahead Of The Lagos City Marathon 2017, Government Closes Some Roads In The Metropolis

Ahead Of The Lagos City Marathon 2017, Government Closes Some Roads In The Metropolis

 

The Lagos City Marathon has been scheduled to hold tomorrow, 11th February, 2017, and in order to ensure the safety of the participants, the Lagos State Government has announced the closure of some roads to Motorists and alternative routes have been made available.

In a statement released to the press by the Acting Commissioner for transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi he said for an hitch free Lagos City Marathon 2017, it is important to shut down those roads for the safety of all.  He also said the race would kick off at the National Stadium, Surulere, to terminate at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, between 6:00am and 2:00pm.

In his statement, he said to ensure the success of the marathon race, motorists from Eko Bridge shall be diverted through Costain to connect Ebute-Metta, Orile, Nigerian Breweries and Bode Thomas through Apapa road, while those from Alaka Estate, shall be diverted through Iponri or Iponri Estate.

Motorists from Apapa/Orile – Iganmu to Funsho Williams shall be diverted through Apapa road to continue their journey.

Motorists from Masha inward Stadium shall be diverted to Shitta roundabout for onward movement through Falolu and Adeniran Ogunsanya roads to their various destinations.

On the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway (from Mile 2), motorists shall be diverted through BOC Gases/Armed Forces Resettlement Center on the service lane through Agege motor road. There will also be traffic diversion through Town Planning way before Anthony-Oke, while Gbagada inward 3rd Mainland Bridge will be closed to traffic from Anthony Oke.

From Old Toll Gate to Alapere, Ogudu, motorists shall be diverted through Gbagada, Oworonshoki -Oshodi -Apapa Expressway and navigate their journey to destinations. From Ajah to Ozumba Mbadiwe Road through Lekki, traffic shall be diverted through Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase I” he added.

He explained further that Motorists shall also be diverted through Alexandra Road from Cable Bridge while Bourdillion Road will be temporary closed to traffic. From Awolowo road, motorist shall be diverted through Falomo bridge to connect Ozumba Mbadiwe road while Falomo roundabout inwards Bourdillion will be temporary closed and Akin Adesola Street inwards Bar Beach will also be temporarily closed to traffic. And from Bonny Camp to Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, traffic shall be diverted through Old Mr. Biggs junction to Kofo Abayomi Street.” He said.

The Commissioner made an appeal to motorists, commuters and the general public plying the affected routes to exercise patience and obey traffic management officials who will be on assignment on the various routes to manage traffic.

Elegushi assured residents that adequate arrangements have been made to ensure security operatives and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) barricade access to the dual carriage way to be affected by the event.

Also speaking on the issue, the General Manager of LASTMA, Olawale Musa, disclosed 300 officers would be deployed to different locations within the state to ensure that the restricted routes does not cause gridlock in the state.

According to him, “It is our plan to mount and deploy adequate traffic diversion signs and personnel to monitor and montage traffic. The routes will be open as soon as the last runner leaves each point to ensure the traffic is not held for too long.” Musa said.

Ahead Of The Lagos City Marathon 2017, Government Closes Some Roads In The Metropolis

Ahead Of The Lagos City Marathon 2017, Government Closes Some Roads In The Metropolis

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