The Lagos State government had earlier announced a partial closure of the third mainland bridge for 3 months, from 24 July to 24 October.
To ensure free flow of traffic, the lagos state government has outlined alternative routes for motorists to ply with the Commissioner for transport, Oladeinde being the spokesperson.
Into Ikeja and Ikorodu Road from Osborne Road:
He 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.
From Victoria Island through Osborne to Ilubirin and Carter Bridge:
“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.”
Another 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.
Inbound Lagos through Eko Bridge or Carter Bridge:
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 bypass or Mushin to get to Town Planning Way to link Ikorodu Road.
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.
Important: Motorists are advised to avoid the partially opened area of the third mainland bridge if they do not have urgent assignments, and if anyone must, they should consider the use of dedicated BRT/LBSL buses to reduce traffic congestion on the repair corridor.
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