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30 Jan 2017

Lagos City Marathon:See The Roads That Will Be Closed To Vehicles For The Marathon

For several hours on February 11 when
the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon
flags off, some major roads in Lagos shall
be closed to regular traffic and the
General Manager of the event, Yusuf Alli,
has on Sunday released the details of the
route plan to alert the public on
Alli disclosed that for about twelve hours
some part of Lagos will be shut down for
the safety of thousands of runners,
hundreds of thousands of cheering fans
and millions of Lagosians.
In view of the arrangements for the race,
he urged residents of Ikeja and environ
going to Victoria Island to go through
Ikorodu Road while vehicles from
Badagry, Mile 2 and environ going to
Victoria Island are advised to go through
Apapa and Orile to link Eko Bridge.
Similarly, residents of Lagos Mainland,
Surulere and environ are to avoid Alhaji
Masha Road and National Stadium areas
to link Victoria Island through Iponri/
Iganmu routes.
Also, vehicles coming from Ibadan,
Mowe and environ can link Victoria
Island through Ojota and Ikorodu Road
while vehicles from Okota would have to
go through Mile 2 to Orile.
For traffic from Sango-Otta going to
Victoria Island, the public have been
advised to go through Mushin, Funso
Williams Avenue (Western Avenue) unto
Eko Bridge while those from Epe, Ajah,
Lekki and environ are to use the
alternative route to Victoria Island just
as Ikoyi residents going to the Mainland
are to use Alfred Rewane (Kingsway
Road) link and Osborne Road to the
According to the organisers of the
marathon, some roads will necessarily
be totally or partially closed.
“The Third Mainland Bridge will be
closed from 7.15 am to 2pm. Alaka Road
Service lane will be closed from 5.45 am
to 7.30 am. National Stadium to
Ojuelegba, Dormanlong Bridge, Onipanu,
Obanikoro, and Anthony will be closed
from 6.45am to 9 am. Antony Village to
to Oworosoki will be closed from 7.15
am to 9 am. Adekunle Junction that links
Third Mainland Bridge will be closed
from 7.30 am to 2pm.’’
Ali also informed that runners will start
collecting their kits from February 1,
2017 at the Molade Okoya Thomas Hall,
Teslim Balogun Stadium. The media
accreditation for the event is also said to
be in process.
“I am also happy to inform our media
partners that they can collect their
accreditation form at the Marathon
Office, Teslim Balogun Stadium. The
deadline for collection and submission is
February 6 and accreditation cards will
be distributed on February 9, 2017”.

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