3rd Mainland bridge
By Bennett Oghifo
The Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State Sector Command has said that the proposed closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for repairs will affect traffic in and out of Lagos from Ogudu and Oworonsoki expressway.
Work on the repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos would begin on Sunday, July 1, 2012. The repair work is expected to last till November 6, 2012.
Corps Commander, Sector Commander, Lagos State Sector Command, Nseobong Akpabio, said in a statement yesterday that the specific routes where there would be traffic restriction would be communicated to the public soon.
He said there would be diversions and delays during the period within the work area and advised road users to strictly adhere to road signs, traffic rules and regulations to avoid hitches.
Adequate arrangement, he said has been put in place for a coordinated traffic information management which would be communicated from time to time via radio, television, newspapers and the social media during the period.
“The corps further advices that motorists should ensure adequate planning of their trip and utilise designated alternative routes to avoid undue delays,” the statement said, adding that the measure is to help alleviate the movement of the people.
Akpabio said the Federal Road Safety Corps, as the lead agency in traffic management in Nigeria, would coordinate the various traffic agencies involved in the exercise.
He said, “Appropriate traffic management measures aimed at improving the safety and flow of traffic, reducing traffic emissions and utilising traffic artery capacity more effectively will be in place throughout the duration.”
Officers and Marshals from all FRSC formations in the state, he said would be deployed to strategic designated locations in conjunction with other security and safety personnel to form good synergy.