How To Move Around During The Third Mainland Bridge Closure ? This Information Will Help You



Eyes Of Lagos reports that, Following the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for repairs earlier today, Friday, August 24, 2018, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged motorists and commuters to comply with traffic rules to ensure free flow of traffic on the alternative routes.
Eyes Of Lagos Lagos gathered that, State Sector Commander of FRSC, Hyginus Omeje, said the corps has met with stakeholders to ensure hitch-free movement throughout the closure adding that 200 personnel had been deployed to the critical corridors to facilitate free flow of movement of vehicles. He noted that the corps is working in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies to check gridlock on the road as a result of the ongoing repairs on the bridge.
The traffic management agencies expected to work on the Third Mainland Bridge closure include personnel of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), traffic division of the police and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Unit (LRU).
Meanwhile, LASTMA said it has deployed 500 officials to ease the flow of traffic in the state. Public Relations Officer, LASTMA, Hassan Mamud, said the agency has mobilized men and resources that will help achieve free flow of traffic around all the alternative routes that have been mapped out for the exercise.He appealed to motorists and commuters to obey the directives of LASTMA officials and cooperate with them on the road to ensure seamless traffic throughout the period.
In the same vein, the lawmaker representing Lagos East, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, said it is important to cooperate with the federal and Lagos state governments because of the possible inconveniences the closure would create “but it is for public good at the end.”
Commenting on the alternative routes for motorists, Mamud said “those coming from Ikorodu can use Ikorodu road to join Funsho Williams and link up with Carter bridge to the island. Those coming from Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway should pass through Oshodi to Mushin, linkup with Western Avenue and join Eko Bridge.”
“Motorists from Okokomaiko, Festac, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway are enjoined to ply through Ajegunle via Marine Bridge to Ijora to connect Carter Bridge to Apongbon into Lagos Island. Conversely, motorists from the Island are expected to ply Eko Bridge and Carter Bridge into Mainland, while those in Lekki Ajah can also make use of Epe axis through Imota into Ikorodu,” he added.

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