The Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) has warned motorists in Lagos to exercise patience and obey traffic management officials deployed to strategic locations ahead of the Lagos Marathon 2018.
The 42km race is expected to kick-off at the National Stadium in Surulere Lagos by 5 am and terminate at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, thus necessitating traffic diversion.
According reports, LASTMA issued a statement that advised motorists and commercial vehicles to use alternative routes as presented below:
From Eko Bridge, motorists shall be diverted through Costain to connect Ebute-Metta, Orile, Nigerian Breweries and Bode Thomas through Apapa Road (now Moshood Abiola Way).
•From Alaka Estate, motorists shall be diverted through Iponri or Iponri Estate.
•Motorists from Masha inward journey to Stadium shall be diverted to Shitta Roundabout for onward movement through Falolu and Adeniran Ogunsanya Roads to their various destinations.
•Motorists from Apapa/Orile-Iganmu to Funsho Williams shall be diverted through Apapa Road to continue their journey.
•On Ikorodu Road, traffic from Ojota inwards Fadeyi, Funsho Williams is allowed; there will be a restriction for motorists who want to link Gbagada through Town Planning Way, Ilupeju to Third Mainland Bridge (Marathon Route).
•From Apapa – Oshodi Expressway (i.e from Mile 2) motorists shall be diverted through BOC Gases/Armed Forces Resettlement Center on the service lane through Agege Motor Road. Traffic will also be diverted through Town Planning Way before Anthony – Oke. (Note that Gbagada inward 3rd Mainland Bridge will be closed to traffic from Anthony – Oke).