The Lagos State Government has confirmed that the palliative works on
the alternative routes highlighted for traffic management during the
proposed 3rd Mainland Bridge rehabilitation , are rounding up in
readiness for the partial closure scheduled to commence Friday, 24th
This, according to the State Government is in line with its agenda to
ensure safety and free flow of traffic at all times while the repairs
In a statement from the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, the
six months repair works to be embarked on by the Federal Ministry of
Works and Housing is targeted at fixing the worn out expansion
joints on the structure of the bridge.
The revealed that the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic
Oladeinde, while responding to questions concerning some failed
sections of the alternative routes confirmed that Iddo inwards Carter
Bridge, Market road inward Herbert Macaulay road, Herbert Macaulay
road by Abeokuta street, Herbert Macaulay by Cemetery and Apapa inward
Oyingbo have all been fixed.
He further explained that the first phase of the bridge rehabilitation
would focus on Oworonshoki inward Lagos Island in the morning with
traffic diversion from 12.00 midnight to 1.00pm while the Lagos Island
inward Oworonshoki will divert traffic in the afternoon from 1.00pm to
The Commissioner while notifying that different options have been
provided for motorists to navigate their journeys, advised 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 which will lead them through Funsho Williams Avenue to
Doman Long Bridge to Ikorodu, or use Carter Bridge to Iddo through
Oyingbo to Herbert Macaulay to Jibowu and link Ikorodu Road.
He advised 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. As a second option for
this category of motorists, he advised that they take Bonny Camp to
Independence Bridge to Marina Bridge through Apongbon to Eko Bridge,
Ijora Olopa, Iddo and Oyingbo.
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 utilise Ikorodu road to access
Fadeyi/Jibowu/Yaba axis to access Oyingbo-Iddo to Carter Bridge
Alternatively, Oladeinde stated that motorists can also use
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 or 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.
In the same vein, Motorists coming from the International Airport to
Lagos are advised to use Oshodi-oke to get to Town Planning to link
He disclosed that repair works are ongoing on the remaining routes
highlighted for traffic diversions to enhance free traffic flow along
the corridor during the rehabilitation works.
The Commissioner as a way of reducing high influx of vehicles during
the closure, advised motorists who do not have urgent assignments on
the Island to avoid the area from Friday 24th July, 2020, while those
that must visit the area should consider the use of the dedicated
BRT/LBSL buses to further reduce traffic congestions on the repair
He urged the road users to comply with the State’s Traffic Management
Authority (LASTMA), and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on the
laid down traffic directions to minimise inconvenience in movement and
ensure smooth and uninterrupted flow of work on the Bridge.
The Commissioner also advised Lagosians to make use of the Water
Transportation by linking up with the various jetties in the
metropolis for their journeys.
“Lagos State Government is hereby appealing to residents of the State,
especially motorists that ply these corridors to bear the pains, as
the project is aimed at ensuring safety of the people in an emerging
Smart City,” Oladeinde stated.