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Lagos marathon: LASTMA announces alternative routes for motorists

Lagos marathon: LASTMA announces alternative routes for motorists
February 02
14:53 2018

Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced alternative routes for motorists in preparation for the upcoming city marathon scheduled for February 10.

In a statement, Mahmud Hassan, public affairs officer of LASTMA, said the marathon will start at the National Stadium, Surulere and end at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island.

According to Hassan, motorists and commercial vehicles plying certain routes would have to be diverted to “ensure a hitch-free event”.

He said those affected should “exercise patience and support the efforts of traffic management officials” that would be stationed at the diversion points.

The diversion routes are listed below:

  • From Eko Bridge, motorists shall be diverted through Costain to connect Ebute-Metta, Orile, Nigerian Breweries and Bode Thomas through Apapa Road (now Moshood Abiola Way).
  • From Alaka Estate, motorists shall be diverted through Iponri or Iponri Estate.
  • Motorists from Masha inward journey to Stadium shall be diverted to Shitta Roundabout for onward movement through Falolu and Adeniran Ogunsanya roads.
  • Motorists from Apapa/Orile-Iganmu to Funsho Williams shall be diverted through Apapa Road.
  • On Ikorodu Road, traffic from Ojota inwards Fadeyi, Funsho Williams is allowed, but there will be a restriction for motorists who want to link Gbagada through Town Planning Way, Ilupeju, to Third Mainland Bridge (Marathon Route).
  • From 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. Traffic will also be diverted through Town Planning Way before Anthony – Oke. 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.
  • From Ajah to Ozumba Mbadiwe Road through Lekki, traffic shall be diverted through Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase I.
  • Motorists shall be diverted through Alexandra Road from Cable Bridge while Bourdillon Road will be temporarily closed to traffic.
  • From Awolowo Road, motorists shall be diverted through Falomo Bridge to connect Ozumba Mbadiwe Road while Falomo Roundabout inwards Bourdillon will be temporarily closed and Akin Adesola Street inwards Bar Beach will also be temporarily closed to traffic.
  • From Bonny Camp to Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, traffic shall be diverted through Old Mr. Biggs Junction to Kofo Abayomi Street.

Hassan also said “all adjoining streets and feeder roads to the dedicated routes of the race would be temporarily closed to ensure the safety and security of participants”.


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