Third Mainland Bridge Closure: Lagos Announces Alternative Routes Ready For Use

Third Mainland Bridge

The Lagos State Government has announced that the alternative routes mapped out following the planned 6 months closure of third mainland bridge are ready for use after repair works on them.

This disclosure was made by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, in a public statement that was signed by the Head of Public Affairs Unit of the ministry, Mrs Bolanle Ogunlola, on Friday.

Oladeinde made the disclosure following an update on the readiness of Lagos state for the partial closure of the bridge, which is slated to start on July 24. He said that the provision of these alternative routes are in line with the state government’s agenda of ensuring free flow of traffic at all times during the period of closure.

Nairametrics had on July 6, reported the planned closure of third mainland bridge for maintenance work following the availability of some components needed for the completion of the repairs which had been outstanding.

The repair works are due to reports of some worn-out joints of the bridge, which had raised some serious safety concerns.

Alternative roads that were fixed, according to Oladeinde, are Iddo inwards Carter Bridge Market Road inwards Herbert Macaulay Road and Herbert Macaulay Road by Abeokuta Street as well as Herbert Macaulay by Cemetery and Apapa Road inwards Oyingbo.

The first phase of the third mainland bridge rehabilitation will focus on Oworonshoki inwards Lagos Island in the morning with traffic diversion from 12 midnight to 1pm and then Lagos Island inwards Oworonshoki will divert traffic in the afternoon from 1pm to 12 midnight.

Oladeinde in his statement said, “We advise motorists heading towards Ikeja and Ikorodu Road from Osborne Road, Ikoyi in the morning to make use of Carter Bridge to access Eko Bridge through Ijora Olopa.

“This will lead them through Funsho Williams Avenue to Doman Long Bridge to Ikorodu or to use Carter Bridge to Iddo through Oyingbo to Herbert Macaulay to Jibowu and link Ikorodu Road.

“We advise motorists coming from Victoria Island to utilise Ozumba Mbadiwe Road to Falomo Bridge through Alfred Rewane to Old Kingsway Road, Osborne to Ilubirin and Carter Bridge.”

The second option that motorists are advised to take according to Oladeinde is Bonny Camp to Independence Bridge to Marina Bridge through Apongbon to Eko Bridge, Ijora Olopa, Iddo and Oyingbo.

Going further, he said, “In the afternoon, road users inbound Lagos Island are advised to use Ojota on Ikorodu road to access Funsho Williams Avenue through Eko Bridge/Apongbon axis or to utilise Ikorodu road to access Fadeyi/Jibowu/Yaba axis to access Oyingbo-Iddo to Carter Bridge.”

Oladeinde pointed out that the other option for motorists is the Oshodi/Charity through Agege Motor Road to access Cappa to link Ilupeju by pass or Mushin to get to Town Planning Way to link Ikorodu Road.

The motorists could also access Moshalasi/Idi-Oro from Mushin to access Funsho Williams Avenue and connect Eko Bridge to get to Apongbon or use Empire Road to access Yaba to link Oyingbo-Iddo axis. He however disclosed that motorists coming from the International Airport to Lagos were advised to use Oshodi-Oke to get to Town Planning Way to link Ikorodu road.

Oladeinde also revealed that the remaining routes that had been mapped out for traffic diversions to enhance free traffic flow along the corridor are currently undergoing rehabilitation. He advised that motorists who do not have urgent assignments on the island during the rehabilitation should avoid the area to discourage influx of vehicular movements.

Oladeinde noted that people who must visit the area should consider the use of the dedicated BRT/LBSL buses to reduce traffic congestion on the repair corridor. Just as he urged road users to comply with Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and the Federal Road Safety Corps directives to reduce inconveniences on the roads.

Oladeinde also advised commuters to make use of water transportation by linking up with the various jetties in the metropolis for their trips.

9 thoughts on “Third Mainland Bridge Closure: Lagos Announces Alternative Routes Ready For Use

  • March 14, 2021 at 8:11 am
    Permalink

    245687 748260Outstanding post, I believe people should learn a whole lot from this internet internet site its rattling user genial . 248881

  • March 21, 2021 at 6:57 pm
    Permalink

    907079 574739As I internet site owner I believe the topic material here is real fantastic, appreciate it for your efforts. 899069

  • March 26, 2021 at 5:38 am
    Permalink

    155210 420258I discovered your weblog website on google and check just several of your early posts. Proceed to preserve up the exceptional operate. I just extra up your RSS feed to my MSN Details Reader. Seeking forward to reading a lot more from you in a although! 24247

  • April 8, 2021 at 4:47 am
    Permalink

    262279 346703I adore the appear of your website. I recently built mine and I was searching for some design suggestions and you gave me a few. Might I ask you whether you developed the internet site by youself? 638452

  • June 5, 2021 at 2:51 pm
    Permalink

    26396 44238Water-resistant our wales in advance of when numerous planking. The specific wales surely are a selection of heavy duty snowboards that this height ones would be exactly the same in principle as a new shell planking having said that with much more height to assist you thrust outward in the evening planking. planking 913388

  • July 15, 2021 at 12:44 pm
    Permalink

    189152 459414I discovered your weblog internet web site on bing and appearance several of your early posts. Preserve up the extremely very good operate. I just now additional the RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Seeking toward reading far far more on your part down the road! 912151

  • August 12, 2021 at 3:38 am
    Permalink

    45636 571562I located your weblog internet site on google and check a couple of of your early posts. Proceed to maintain up the very very good operate. I just extra up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Searching for ahead to reading extra from you later on! 828406

  • December 4, 2021 at 2:28 am
    Permalink

    İzmir şehir içi nakliyat hizmet Arastaş Taşımacılık’tan alınır! 10 Yıllık deneyim ve tecrübeli ekip ile evinizi sigortalı en uygun fiyatlara taşıyoruz. Şimdi arayın en uygun fiyatlardan yararlanın. Buca Evden Eve Nakliyat | [url=”https://izmirevtasimaciligi.com/buca-evden-eve-nakliyat-izmir-sehirler-arasi-ev-tasimacilik/”] Buca Şehirler Arası Taşımacılık [/url]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: