The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has announced road closure and traffic diversion on the Third Mainland Bridge to enable officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency recover a waste disposal truck from the lagoon around the bridge in the state.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Taofiq Adebayo, in a statement on Friday, said the recovery of the truck would commence around 1.00pm on Sunday, October 23, 2022.
Adebayo explained that the truck recently fell off the Third Mainland Bridge into the lagoon approaching Iyana Oworonshoki, inwards Alapere-Ogudu axis.
He said, “There will be road closure and traffic diversion on the Third Mainland Bridge for motorists moving from Lagos Island to connect the Mainland through Iyana Oworonshoki while the recovery operation is ongoing.
“In order to avoid delay and inconvenience during the recovery exercise, the following alternative routes are advised for motorists coming from Lagos Island and Mainland (Ebute-Metta) towards Iyana Oworonshoki on the Third Mainland Bridge.
“From Victoria Island/Ikoyi/ Lagos Island, use the Carter Bridge to Ijora Olopa by LAWMA Headquarters to the Eko Bridge, to Funsho Williams Avenue (old Western Avenue), to Dorman-Long Bridge, to Ikorodu Road through Fadeyi and connect desired destinations.
“Or use the Carter Bridge to Iddo to Oyingbo to Herbert Macaulay Way to Jibowu to Ikorodu Road and connect desired destinations. From Victoria Island/Ikoyi/ Lagos Island; to Mainalnd (Ebute-Mette); use Adekunle interchange to Herbert MacUalay Way to connect desired destinations.
“Please, note that motorists moving from the Mainland inwards Lagos Island are not affected by this recovery exercise on the Third Mainland Bridge.”
Adebayo while seeking the cooperation and support of all road users/motorists, said security and traffic management personnel would be deployed to all the alternative routes to ensure free flow of traffic, safety and security of all road users.