Third Mainland Bridge: Lagos Govt Confirms Repair of Alternative Routes

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 18 – The Lagos State Government has announced that alternative routes designated for commuting during the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge commencing on Friday, 24th July 2020, have been repaired.

In a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, on Friday, said that the six-month exercise, would target “fixing the worn out expansion joints on the structure of the bridge.”

He advised motorists driving towards Ikeja and Ikorodu from Osborne Road, Ikoyi in the morning to use the Carter Bridge to access Eko Bridge through Ijora Olopa. This would lead them through Funsho Williams Avenue to Doman Long Bridge to Ikorodu. Or use Carter Bridge to Iddo through Oyingbo to Herbert Macaulay to Jibowu and link Ikorodu Road.

For motorists leaving Victoria Island, he urged them to drive through Ozumba Mbadiwe Road to Falomo Bridge through Alfred Rewane to Old Kingsway Road, Osborn to Ilubirin and Carter Bridge.

This category of motorists can alternatively take Bonny Camp to Independence Bridge to Marina Bridge through Apongbon to Eko Bridge, Ijora Olopa, Iddo, and Oyingbo.

Oladeinde further urged afternoon road users inbound Lagos Island to ply Ojota on Ikorodu road to access Funsho Williams Avenue through Eko Bridge/Apongbon axis. A second option for these motorists is to take Ikorodu road to access Fadeyi/Jibowu/Yaba axis and also access Oyingbo-Iddo to Carter Bridge.

Motorists can also use Oshodi/Charity through Agege Motor Road to access Cappa to link Ilupeju Bypass or Mushin to get to Town Planning Way to link Ikorodu road. Apongbon can also be accessed from Moshalasi/Idi-Oro route from Mushin to Funsho Williams avenue and which connects Eko Bridge or use Empire Road to access Yaba to link Oyingbo-Iddo axis.

In the same vein, road users coming from the International Airport to Lagos are advised to use Oshodi-Oke to get to Town Planning to link Ikorodu road. Residents were also advised to make use of the Water Transportation by linking up with the various jetties in the metropolis for their journeys.

He implored the road users to comply with the state’s Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on the laid down Traffic directions to minimize inconvenience in movement and ensure the smooth and uninterrupted flow of work on the bridge.

Oladeinde then appealed, to Lagosians, especially motorists to bear the pains, as the project is aimed at ensuring the safety of the people in an emerging smart city.

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