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Sunday, 26 August 2018

Third Mainland Bridge to be reopen Today At 5PM

The Lagos State Government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge will be reopened today by 5:00 pm.

The government revealed this in a statement on Sunday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Taiwo Salaam.


The announcement comes three days after the bridge was closed for the Investigative Maintenance Test.

The state government explains the decision to reopen the bridge.

It thanked motorists and residents for their cooperation and patience while the closure lasted.

The state government, in partnership with the Federal Government, had been arrested for the Investigative Maintenance Test.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, and officials of the Government of the United States.

Following the closure, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) deployed 650 personnel to all alternative routes to the Third Mainland Bridge, to ensure the free flow of traffic on the roads.

LASTMA's General Manager, Mr Olawale Musa, had said that the agency was aware of the volume of traffic on the Third Mainland Bridge and the consequences of diverting such huge traffic on the alternative routes during the period.

He had asked the officers to show compassion to motorists, especially those who were unfamiliar with the alternative roads and other roads in the metropolis.

Mr Musa also urged motorists and commuters to be patient and cooperative with the traffic officers, to ensure a free flow of traffic on all roads during the closure.

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