The Nigerian Federal Government has announced the various diversion points and alternative routes for the soon to be closed Third Mainland bridge in order to avert traffic build up during the period of repair works on the bridge.The Federal Controller ...
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The Nigerian Federal Government has announced the various diversion points and alternative routes for the soon to be closed Third Mainland bridge in order to avert traffic build up during the period of repair works on the bridge.
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Engr. Olukayode Popoola, the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederick Oladeinde and the Special Adviser on Works to the Lagos State Governor Engr. Aramide Adeyoye discloses this during a joint press briefing here in Lagos. They appealed to Lagos residents and motorists to cooperate with the government, other appropriate agencies and the various measures appointed during the period of closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for required repair works which is expected to last for 6 months. According to them, phase one of the diversion, which will be for 3 months for the repair of the Oworonsoki bound lane of the bridge will be for morning traffic between 12:00 am and 1:00 pm, from Oworonshoki towards Lagos Island on the Lagos Island-bound lane, whereas the afternoon traffic between 1:00 pm and 12:00 am will be from Lagos Island down to Oworonshoki on the Lagos Island-bound lane.
Phase two of the diversion according to Engr. Popoola would also last another three months as repair of the Lagos Island-bound lane of the bridge would be for morning traffic within the hours of 12:00 am down to 1:00 pm, from Oworonshoki to Lagos Island on the Oworonshoki bound lane, whereas the afternoon traffic between 1:00 pm to 12:00 am will handle Lagos Island to Oworonshoki on the Oworonshoki bound lane. Motorists have been urged to also use alternative routes such as the Carter Bridge through Iddo and Oyingbo to link up Adekunle ramp inward Oworonshoki, as well as Ijora Olopa through Western Avenue to link up Ikorodu Road.
Motorists have also been assured of proper measures to reduce possible gridlocks as well as a smooth journey, promising them of the full cooperation of both the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the course of diverting them to the alternative routes during the course of the closure of The Third Mainland Bridge. The closure of the bridge for repair work is expected to take off from Friday, July 24, 2020 and will last till January 24, 2020.