On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the second edition of the Lagos City Marathon will take place.
This means that for about 12 hours, some parts of the Lagos metropolis will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic. Gidi40 has compiled a list of routes that will be closed on that day.
However, the organisers have also created some alternative routes within Lagos to ease movement on that day. Below is a list of alternative routes you can use:
1. All vehicles coming from the Ikeja axis and heading towards Victoria Island MUST go via Ikorodu Road.
2. All vehicles from Badagry, Mile 2 and their environs, going towards Victoria Island MUST go through Apapa/Orile to link the Eko Bridge to Victoria Island.
3. Residents of Lagos Mainland, Surulere and environs MUST avoid Masha area and especially the National Stadium, but can link Victoria Island through Iponri/Iganmu, via Eko Bridge through to Victoria Island.
4. Vehicles coming from Ibadan, Mowe and environscan link Victoria Island through Ojota, Ikorodu Road via Eko Bridge to Victoria Island.
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5. Vehicles from Okota MUST go through Mile 2 to Orile, Eko Bridge to Victoria Island.
6. From Sango-Otta going to Victoria Island MUST go through Mushin, Funso Williams Avenue (Western Avenue), Eko Bridge to Victoria Island.
7. Vehicles coming from Epe, Ajah, Lekki environs, MUST use the Lekki Alternative Route to Victoria Island.
8. Ikoyi residents going to the Mainland can use the Alfred Rewane (Kingsway Road) link to Osborne then tothe Mainland.
Meanwhile as a reminder, the following roads will be totally or partially closed:
1. Total closure of Third Mainland Bridge from 7.15 am to 2:00pm
2. Alaka Road Service lane will be closed from 5.45 am to 7:30 am
3. National Stadium to Ojuelegba, Dorman Long Bridge, Onipanu, Obanikoro, and Anthony will be closed from 6.45am to 9:00am
4. From Anthony, through to Charly Boy Bus Stop to Oworonsoki, will be closed from 7:15am to 9:00am
5. From Adekunle Junction linking the Third Mainland Bridge, will be closed from 7.30am to 2:00pm.
6. From the junction of Lekki Ikoyi Bridge at Admiralty Way through to Lekki Phase 1 roundabout through to Lekki Toll gate, will be closed for the race from 7:00am to 2:00pm.
Take note of the routes and times to avoid being caught off guard.
8 alternative routes you can take during the Lagos marathon on February 11
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