Lagos Marathon
Lagos Marathon

By Victor Ernest

No fewer than 300 operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) would monitor traffic during the Lagos City Marathon scheduled for February 11, 2017.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transport, Olanrewaju Elegushi, who disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday, said the 42-kilometre race would kick off at 6 a.m. at the National Stadium, Surulere and end at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island by 2 p.m.

According to him, motorists from Eko Bridge are expected to take Costain to Apapa Road, Ebute Metta, or Orile through Nigeria Breweries and Bode Thomas routes.

He also said there would be no restriction of vehicular movement on Ikorodu Road in both directions between Anthony and Ojota axis.

The commission further explained that traffic would be restricted to inward journey movement along Fadeyi, Ojuelegba and Stadium. According to him, motorists would not be allowed to make U-turns between Anthony through the interchange, and at Jibowu on Ikorodu road.

He made it known that vehicular movement would also be diverted through Alexandria Road from Cable Bridge, while Bourdillion Road would be temporarily closed to traffic.

Meanwhile, Olawale Musa, General Manager, LASTMA, said the government was duty-bound to provide adequate information on the alternative routes that motorists could take during the event.

He appealed to “Lagos residents to support the event and follow the alternative routes to ease traffic”.