The Lagos State Government has taken proactive measures to ensure safe and efficient traffic management during the repair of the ramps leading to Adekunle from Oworonshoki and Lagos Island. Over 100 Traffic Management Officers have been deployed to oversee the diversion points and alternative routes, aiming to minimise disruptions and ensure the safety of motorists.
While emphasising that the Third Mainland Bridge remains partially open, with access to motorists heading directly to the Victoria Island axis and those travelling from the Island towards Oworonshoki, the Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi, assured the public of the presence of more than 100 LASTMA Officers at the diversion routes to complement the efforts of other law enforcement agencies. He stressed that their activities would be closely monitored by the Ministry.
The Commissioner further disclosed that the repair work on the Adekunle Ramp is expected to span approximately five weeks. Additionally, palliative measures have been applied to certain sections of the bridge and will continue, leading up to the major repairs scheduled for the entire bridge in January 2024.
Motorists were urged to adhere to the directions of law enforcement officers on duty, with the Ministry being fully committed to providing accessible alternate routes and promptly addressing any necessary adjustments to the palliative work.
In a related development, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Sola Giwa, also provided reassurance on the traffic diversions, assuring that all necessary traffic management plans have been activated to maintain smooth traffic flow during the repair works. He commended the Federal Government for undertaking these bridge repairs, prioritising the safety of lives and property.