Mr Hyginus Omeje, the FRSC Lagos State Sector Commander, said on Wednesday the decision was reached at the end of the meeting of heads of security and traffic management agencies in the state on January 29 at Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force.
He said that Lagos State was hosting the 2019 Access Bank sponsored international Marathon scheduled to hold on February 1 and 2 as a result, the roads would be busier than usual.
“This decision is in the general interest of the motoring public and also targeted at ensuring free-flow of traffic and forestall security breaches on the highways and other roads on the stated days,” he said in a statement.
According to him, a joint team of traffic and security agencies have been set up to ensure strict compliance with this directive and the affected motorists found wanting will be severely reprimanded.
The sector commander giving the reason for the decision, urged the concerned motorists to comply with the directive.
NAN reports that traffic advisory has been given to Lagos residents over the road closure and alternate routes during the marathon.
Some parts of Lagos will be closed to vehicular and human traffic for the safety of thousands of runners, hundreds of thousands of cheering fans and millions of Lagos residents.
All vehicles from Ikeja and environs headed to Victoria Island MUST go through Ikorodu Road.
All vehicles from Badagry, Mile 2 and environs going to Victoria Island MUST go through Apapa and Orile to link the Eko Bridge to Victoria Island.
Residents of Lagos Mainland, Surulere and environs MUST avoid Masha Area and National Stadium but can link Victoria Island through Iponri/Iganmu, Eko Bridge then on to Victoria Island.
Vehicles coming from Ibadan, Mowe and environs can link Victoria Island through Ojota, Ikorodu Road, Eko Bridge to Victoria Island.
Vehicles from Okota MUST go through Mile 2 to Orile, Eko Bridge to Victoria Island.
Vehicles from Sango-Otta going to Victoria Island MUST go through Mushin, Funso Williams Avenue (Western Avenue), Eko Bridge to Victoria Island.
Vehicles coming from Epe, Ajah, Lekki and environs must use the Alternative Route to Victoria Island. Ikoyi residents going to the mainland can use the Alfred Rewane (Kingsway Road) link to Osborne then to the Mainland.
The following roads will be totally or partially cosed.
Total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge from 6.45am to 2pm.
Alaka Road Service lane will be closed from 5am to 7:30pm
National Stadium to Ojuelegba, Dormanlong Bridge, Onipanu Obanikoro and Anthony will be closed from 6am to 8am.
From Anthony, Charley Boy Bus Stop to Oworoshoki will be closed from 6:30am to 8:30am
From Adekunle Junction linking the Third Mainland Bridge will be closed from 7am to 2pm.