Closure of Third Mainland Bridge: Police assure of safety on alternative roads
By Praise Agbro, Lago
The Lagos State Police Command wishes to assure the general public, particularly, road users entering and exiting Lagos Isand and Mainland of adequate security and traffic management during the 72 hours planned closure of the bridge between the midnight of Friday, 25th December and Tuesday, 29th December, 2020.
A statement issued and signed by SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi (mnipr), PPRO, Lagos State Police Command said the closure, which is in continuation of the ongoing general repairs of the bad portion of the bridge, will definitely occasion some traffic stress on commuters particularly those already used to the Third Mainland Bridge and adjoining routes.
“The Police Command therefore advises the general public plying the route to stick to the already designated alternative routes. Thus, motorists going to the Island can access Lagos through Oworosoki/Adekunle/Oyingbo as there won’t be thoroughfare through Third Mainland Bridge to Adeniji Adele. They can also access Lagos through Maryland/Fadeyi/Western Avenue/Marina/Lagos.
“In addition, those moving outwards Victoria Island/Ikoyi/Obalende to Mainland can have access through Ilubinrin/Ogogoro Village/Carter Bridge/Oyingbo or to Ijora Olopa to link Eko Bridge. Alternatively, they can access Mainland through Falomo/Awolowo Road/TBS/Eko Bridge/Ikorodu Road or Ozumba Mbadiwe or Ahmadu Bello way to Eko Bridge/Western Avenue.
“The Lagos State Police Command urges road users to seek and stick to traffic advisory measures being put in place to ease traffic congestion along the route and in Lagos State in general.
“The Police Command also wishes to encourage road users across the state to be law-abiding and avoid being reckless while driving on the highways/roads as security agencies are ever ready to enforce traffic regulations in the state.
“While assuring motorists and the general public of sustainable fight against traffic robbery and other crimes, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, wishes all Lagosians Merry Christmas in advance.” The statement said.