The Lagos State Government has released a travel advisory for motorists and commuters 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 that some roads would be totally or partially closed for the race.
“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 7.15 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,” she said.
She also said that for thousands who might want to join at the finish, entertainers including the best of Nigerian musicians would be performing.