The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has announced a traffic diversion on the Third Mainland Bridge, scheduled for Sunday.
In a statement on Friday, LASEMA said the reason for the road closure and diversion is to recover a waste disposal truck that fell off the bridge into the lagoon.
“This exercise is scheduled for Sunday, 23rd October, 2022, commencing from 1.00pm,” the statement reads.
“Consequently, there will be road closure and traffic diversion on the 3rd Mainland Bridge for motorists moving from Lagos Island to connect 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 3rd Mainland Bridge:
“From Victoria Island/Ikoyi/Lagos Island, use Carter Bridge to Ijora Olopa (by LAWMA Headquarters) to Eko Bridge to Funsho Williams Avenue (old Western Avenue) to Dorman-Long Bridge to Ikorodu Road through Fadeyi and connect desired destination.
“Or Carter Bridge to Iddo to Oyingbo to Herbert Macaulay Way to Jibowu to Ikorodu Road and connect desired destination.
“From Victoria Island/Ikoyi/Lagos Island; to Mainalnd (Ebute-Metta), use Adekunle interchange to Herbert Macualay Way to connect desired destination.”
The agency added that motorists moving from the mainland inwards Lagos Island are not affected by the diversion.
“While seeking the cooperation and support of all road users/motorists, security and traffic management personnel will be deployed to all the alternative routes to ensure free flow of traffic, safety and security of all road users,” LASEMA added.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this scheduled recovery exercise may cause.”
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