URGENT REPAIRS FOR THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE

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In a joint effort, the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government are set to address the safety concerns surrounding the Third Mainland Bridge. Commencing next week, on September 17 and 24, the bridge will undergo essential repair work, administered by the Lagos Public Works Corporation in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Works. This move comes in response to persistent accidents caused by potholes, which have posed a significant hazard for motorists.

Abdulhafiz Toriola, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, affirmed the phased rehabilitation plan, emphasising that it will be carried out on two consecutive Sundays, between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. The initial phase will focus on critical sections from Iyana-Oworonsoki towards Adeniji Adele/Lagos Island, ensuring minimal disruption to traffic flow.

To facilitate smoother movement during the repair period, the state government has issued travel advisories. Motorists are advised to consider alternative routes:

Route 1: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Alapere/Ogudu axis, heading towards Lagos Island, will be redirected to Gbagada-Oshodi Expressway, connecting to Ikorodu Road/Funsho Williams Avenue for access to Eko Bridge and Lagos Island.

Route 2: Motorists from Lagos Mainland, using Herbert Macaulay Road (Adekunle axis) towards Lagos Island via Third Mainland Bridge, will be diverted to Murtala Muhammed Way, leading to Carter Bridge for access to Lagos Island.

While these alternate routes may experience increased traffic, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Police, and other traffic personnel will be deployed to ensure efficient control and management.

Motorists have expressed their concerns about the deteriorating state of the bridge, with some sharing their experiences of accidents and damage incurred due to the existing potholes. They call upon both Federal and state authorities to take swift action in rectifying the situation to safeguard lives and prevent further accidents.

As the Third Mainland Bridge plays a crucial role in the daily commute of many, it is imperative that necessary repairs are carried out promptly and effectively to ensure the safety of all road users.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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