Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has given the people an update to the closure of the popular Third Mainland Bridge in the state.
He spoke on the challenges that will be experienced during the six-month partial closure of the 11.8km Third Bridge, which starts today, July 24, 2020.
The closure had to be done so as to make necessary repairs to the bridge, following the physical deterioration observed on the structure after an integrity test.
In his statement, he mentioned that, while the closure would bring pain, it was a necessary development to prevent any disaster that might result from the collapse of the infrastructure.
The governor spoke on Thursday while receiving the new Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Lagos, Commodore Olusegun Ogungbemide, at the State House, Marina.
“For emphasis, the traffic disruption is only about 25 per cent of the regular traffic on the bridge. The 75 per cent of vehicles that normally ply the route will still have access to move on the bridge during the period of repair.
“We have furnished and improved the design of the alternative routes, and we are still working on other arterial routes so that our people can have seamless journey times to and from their places of work. We will be deploying over 650 LASTMA officers on the road to control the traffic.”Follow us on Instagram @sofovilla | Follow us on Twitter @sofovilla | Like our page on Facebook via @sofovillamedia