The partial closure of the Third Mainland bridge is set to take effect today July 24, and is expected to last for 6 months. The closure was announced so that repairs on some worn out sections of the bridge can be effected.
The closure is set to aggravate the already problematic traffic situation in the state and Governor has been quick to allay fears and has pleaded for Lagosians to exercise patience.
To also reduce the inconvenience, the Lagos state government has announced alternative routes to help motorist connect their destinations easily. The routes were revealed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde. See them below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bonny Camp to Independence Bridge to Marina Bridge through Apongbon to Eko Bridge, Ijora Olopa, Iddo and Oyingbo.
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.
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.
Motorists can 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.
Motorists coming from the International Airport to Lagos are advised to use Oshodi-Oke to get to Town Planning Way to link Ikorodu road.