650 LASTMA officials to be deployed as Third Mainland Bridge shuts down Friday midnight

650 LASTMA officials to be deployed as Third Mainland Bridge shuts down Friday midnight

The Lagos state government is to deploy as many as 650 officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) on the road to ease traffic as the shutdown of the Third Mainland Bridge takes effect from Friday 24th July at midnight.

This was contained in a message by the state governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu via his Twitter handle.

See full tweet below πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡:

Dear Lagosians,

I want to allay concerns we might have regarding the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge which will begin tomorrow evening.

The closure is necessary to prevent any disaster that may result from the total collapse of the infrastructure.

I want to appeal to residents to exercise patience during this period as @followlastma officers will constantly be on the road to ensure easy vehicular movement.

The traffic disruption is about 25% of the regular traffic on the bridge so there should be no undue worries.

We have provided details of alternative routes so that residents can move to & from their places of work easily.

During the closure, a lane of the bridge will be open for vehicles driving inward Lagos Island in the morning and the reverse will be done in the evening.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

We are deploying over 650 LASTMA officers on the roads to control traffic.

We also urge commuters to explore the option of our waterways. The jetty built in Ilaje area of Bariga has been activated and we are increasing the capacity of our ferry services.

We remain committed to improving transportation in Lagos State. Ensuring Lagos has an efficiently run intermodal transportation system is an important component of our deliverables.

Please do work with us as we work to achieve this.”

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