Marathon: Lagos restricts movement on major highways


Kazeem Ugbodaga
Marathon runners.Photo:
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced restriction of movement on some of the major highways to be used for the 6 February, 2016 International Marathon scheduled to start by 7a.m. at National Stadium Surulere and terminate at Eko Atlantic City.
The Lagos International Marathon, which was last held in 1983, is billed to be attended by over 20,000 athletes, including over 20 world class marathoners.
Speaking during a press conference at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi disclosed that the marathon will start from the National Stadium and move to Anthony, and thereafter to Gbagada Road, Third Mainland Bride through Alfred Rewane to Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge and terminate at Eko Atlantic City.
Elegushi, who explained that the marathon will commence at 7 a.m., said the restriction of traffic will start from 6:30 a.m. and end at 1p.m., adding that adequate arrangements have been put in place to ensure that security operatives and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) barricade access to the dual carriage way to be affected by the event.
According to him, all traffic flow and access from Alaka and Alhaji Masha to National Stadium towards Ojuelegba and along Western Avenue terminating at Anthony Bus stop would be blocked, while the whole stretch of the Anthony Oke to Gbagada unto Third mainland Bride along with accesses at New Garage, Adeniji Adele interchange; Sura/Simpson and Obalende would equally be blocked.
He added that all access from Dolphin Estate towards Osborne terminating at Falomo Roundabout would be blocked, while access to Falomo Roundabout from Alfred Rewane (Kingsway Road), Awolowo Road and traffic from Victoria Island would also be affected.
According to Elegushi, other areas to be affected include all access/link roads along Bourdillon up to Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper