Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu‘s led government in Lagos State has announced the temporary closure of at least twenty significant roads on Lagos Island and Victoria Island.
Vox9ja understands that the roads were closed for Saturday’s Women’s Marathon in the State.
In a statement released on Friday, the government announced that the roads will be inaccessible from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, 11th November, 2023, due to the annual Women’s Mini-Marathon.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, who confirmed the development said the routes have been dedicated for the race to ensure the safety and security of the participants.
The roads to be shut are Outer Marina Road and Odunlami Street, Lagos Island; Inner Marina Road inwards NITEL Building, and Brooks Street; Catholic Mission Street by Water Board, Hawley Street, Okesuna Street and Moloney Street; Onikan underpass by Officers Mess; the adjoining Streets along Ahmadu Bello Way, (including Adeola Odeku Junction by Ahmadu Bello way); the adjoining streets along Akin Adesola Street and Falomo Ramp bridge from Victoria Island.
Others are the exit road from MTN building, Falomo; Bourdilon road by Giwa barracks; entry to Falomo roundabout from Alfred Rewane by Church of the Assumption; the adjoining Streets along Awolowo road and Onikan roundabout by King George V road.
“Accordingly, the race will kick off at Lagos City Mall to JK Randle Avenue to Water Board to Old NITEL Building to Outer Marina road (front of State House) through Army Officers’ Mess to Independence Bridge to Bonny Camp Bridge to Ahmadu Bello Way to Eko Atlantic (old Bar-Beach) to Akin Adesola St to Five Cowries Bridge (Falomo Bridge) to Falomo Roundabout to Awolowo Road to Onikan Roundabout and finally to Mobolaji Johnson Arena (old Onikan Stadium) as the finish point,” Osiyemi noted.
He explained that motorists from Apongbon Bridge would be diverted to Odunlami Street towards Campos/Igbosere Street to connect Sandgrouse Road and Sura to continue their journeys.
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The Commissioner guaranteed that security and traffic management staff would be dispatched to the designated and substitute routes to guarantee the protection of lives and property, as well as minimize any potential inconvenience caused by the occurrence.
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