Friday, 3 August 2012


The second complete diversion of traffic on Third Mainland Bridge initially scheduled for Sunday, 5th August, 2012 will now take place on Sunday, 12th August, 2012.

Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, who disclosed this in his office at Alausa praised the efforts of Lagosians for their cooperation and perseverance during the first exercise and explained that the concrete casting of the second and third expansion joints inward Lagos Island will now be done on Sunday, 12th August, 2012. 

According to him, motorists inward Lagos Island and Ikeja will experience complete diversion of traffic from the bridge and will be restricted from having access to the bridge from 6AM to 12 Midnight on Sunday, 12th August, 2012.

He commended the efforts of the Contractor, Messrs Borini Prono, for the successful execution of the casting of the first joint out of the three joints inward Lagos Island which he said was carried out within the scheduled timeline, adding that motorists are however free to use the Third Mainland Bridge the way it is been used, this Sunday, 5th August, 2012. 
The Commissioner urged motorists to, as usual, make use of the existing alternative routes  during the time and urged them to always obey traffic rules and regulations as well as the officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) who are on the road to ensure free flow of traffic.

He however appealed to motorists to bear with the Government as the repair works and diversions are to ensure the safety of motorists and in the general interest of all adding that Government is doing its best to ensure that the repair work is completed within the stipulated period.

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