The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced a road closure and traffic diversion on the Third Mainland Bridge from 1 pm on Sunday, October 23, 2022.
The development is to aid the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency’s recovery exercise of the waste disposal truck that fell off the bridge into the Lagoon on Tuesday.
The agency, in a statement on Friday, explained that the road closure and traffic diversion would only affect motorists moving from Lagos Island to connect the mainland through Iyana Oworonshoki.
It noted that the recovery exercise would not affect motorists moving from the mainland to Lagos Island.
To avoid a delay, the agency advised motorists coming from Victoria Island/Ikoyi/ Lagos Island to make use of the Carter Bridge and connect “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 the desired destination, or Carter Bridge to Iddo to Oyingbo to Herbert Macaulay Way to Jibowu to Ikorodu Road and connect the desired destination”.
“From Victoria Island/ Ikoyi/ Lagos Island to Mainland (Ebute-Mette), use Adekunla interchange to Herbert Macaulay Way to connect the desired destination,” it added.
The traffic agency called for the cooperation and support of road users and motorists, stating that security and traffic management personnel would be deployed to all the alternative routes to ensure the free flow of traffic, safety, and security of all road users.