Lagos government closes Third Mainland Bridge and roads for Saturday’s City Marathon
A travel advisory for motorists and commuters in Lagos, Nigeria have been released by the state government ahead of the 6th Lagos City Marathon on Saturday April 10.
In the travel advisory released by Spokesperson for Lagos State Sports Commission Titi Oshodi-Eko, it was stated that the Third Mainland Bridge will be totally closed down while some roads would be totally or partially closed for the race.
The statement read;
“Some parts of the metropolis will be shut for the safety of thousands of runners, cheering fans, and residents.
“There will be a total closure of Third Mainland Bridge from 7.15 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Alaka Road Service lane will be closed from 5.45 a.m. to 7.30 a.m; National Stadium to Ojuelegba, Dormanlong Bridge, Onipanu, Obanikoro, and Anthony will be closed from 6.45. a.m. to 9 a.m.
“Anthony to Charly Boy Bus Stop to Oworonsoki will be closed from 7.15 a.m. to 9 a.m; from Adekunle Junction linking the Third Mainland Bridge will be closed from 7.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Alternative routes have 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.
“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.
“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.”