The Lagos State Government has announced a shift of the current diversion point on the Third Mainland Bridge to a closer position for traffic coming from Iyana Oworosoki going to Adekunle or Lagos Island.
According to a statement issued on Sunday by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the adjustment was to allow the removal, replacement and casting of joint No. 23 in addition to the two other joints (16 and 17) that are presently being worked on by the Federal Ministry of Works contractor.
This is in order to accomplish the planned reopening of the 3rd Mainland Bridge on February 22.
Oladeinde explained that there would be a two-week temporary change in traffic flow from midnight on January 15 to midnight January 29. The current traffic status would resume at 00.01hrs on January 30.
Motorists and commuters were told to take note of the following traffic adjustments thus:
“There shall be no vehicular access from Iyana Oworosoki to Adekunle axis on the slip road/ramp down on the Third Mainland Bridge for the two-week period (midnight 15 to midnight January 29) temporary change restrictions.
“All traffic from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada going to Adekunle axis should use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes.
“There shall be no access for vehicular movements from the Adekunle axis towards Iyana Oworosoki on Third Mainland Bridge between midnight and 1pm (15 to January 29).
“All Iyana Oworosoki bound traffic from Lagos Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba should use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu as alternative routes.
“The current crossover position on the bridge for Adekunle or Lagos Island-bound traffic from Iyana Oworosoki between midnight and noon will now be at a new closer position for two weeks.
“The current shared movement of midnight to noon for Lagos Island traffic bound from Iyana Oworosoki shall remain.
“The current 1pm to midnight Mainland (Iyana Oworosoki) bound traffic flow from Lagos Island shall remain.”
The commissioner noted that all other previous traffic flow advisory measures announced by the Lagos State Government for the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge remained the same.
He appealed to road users to bear with the state government as Lagos State Traffic Management Authority would ensure acceptable traffic movement during the periods.