he Lagos State Government has announced a traffic diversion on the Third Mainland Bridge to allow for repair work on identified failed and peeled asphaltic sections of the bridge.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on New Media, Jubril Gawat made this known on Friday.
Gawat, in a tweet quoting the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC), stated that the lane traffic diversion is planned for Sunday, 14th August 2022.
According to the Governor’s Media Aide, the rehabilitation of the failed and peeled asphaltic sections of the bridge will take place from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on the quoted date.
Gawat wrote: “FLASH: @LSPWC_Official is set to repair the identified failed/peeled asphaltic sections of the 3rd Mainland Bridge, There will be a lane Traffic diversion plan for the rehabilitation between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, 14th August 2022”.
Meanwhile, in a statement released by the State Ministry of Transportation, the Commissioner, Dr Frederic Oladeinde explained that traffic will be diverted from one lane to another lane at the identified failed asphaltic sections on the bridge.
Dr Oladeinde stressed that this was expedient to solve tailbacks along the bridge during the peak periods of the day as a result of the failed sections.
Oladeinde assured that the State’s Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) would be fully on the ground to direct traffic to ameliorate the inconveniences.
The statement implored Motorists to be patient as the measures taken are aimed at providing quality and safe road infrastructure for everyone.