Third Mainland Bridge: FG, Lagos seek commuters’ cooperation

The federal and the Lagos state governments have appealed to commuters to cooperate with the relevant agencies during the six-month partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for maintenance work.

The Federal Government had on Monday announced the partial closure of the bridge from July 24 to January 24, 2021for maintenance work.

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, stated that necessary measures were being put in place to reduce gridlock during the partial closure of the bridge.

Popoola said at a press briefing on Tuesday that there would be diversion of traffic in two phases during the partial closure of the bridge.

He said, “Phase one of the diversion, which will last three months for the repair of the Oworonsoki bound lane of the Third Mainland Bridge, will be for morning traffic from 12am to 1pm from Oworonshoki to Lagos Island on the Lagos Island-bound lane, while the afternoon traffic from 1pm to 12am would be from Lagos Island to Oworonsoki on the Lagos Island-bound lane.

“The phase two of the diversion, which will also last three months for the repair of the Lagos Island-bound lane of the Third Mainland Bridge, will be for morning traffic from 12am to 1pm from Oworonsoki to Lagos Island on the Oworonsoki bound lane, while the afternoon traffic from 1pm to 12am will be from Lagos Island to Oworonsoki on the Oworonsoki bound lane.’’

Also speaking at the briefing, the state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, said priority would be given to commuters from the Mainland to the Island in the morning and afternoon to use the Third Mainland Bridge, while those driving against the traffic would use the alternative routes.

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