Lagos state Governor, Babajide sanwo-Olu has given an update on the six months closure of the Third Mainland Bridge.
Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland, the other are the Eko and Carter bridges.
According to Sanwo Olu, the closure of Third Mainland Bridge was necessary to prevent any disaster that may result from the total collapse of the infrastructure.
In the period of closure, the governor said a lane of the bridge would be opened to traffic for vehicles driving inward Lagos Island in the morning, while the other lane would be shut. The reverse would be done for vehicles driving inward Mainland in the afternoon.
In an update on his Twitter page, the Lagos state governor also advised commuters in the state to explore the option of waterways. He wrote;
Dear Lagosians, I want to allay concerns we might have regarding the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge which will begin tomorrow evening,” Sanwo-Olu tweeted.
“The closure is necessary to prevent any disaster that may result from the total collapse of the infrastructure.
“We are deploying over 650 LASTMA officers on the roads to control traffic.
“We also urge commuters to explore the option of our waterways. The jetty built in Ilaje area of Bariga has been activated, and we are increasing the capacity of our ferry services.
“We remain committed to improving transportation in Lagos State. Ensuring Lagos has an efficiently run intermodal transportation system is an important component of our deliverables.”
“Please do work with us as we work to achieve this.”