Lagos State Government Lists Alternative Routes As Repairs On Third Mainland Bridge Begins Next Week


Lagos State Government has stated other routes for motorists to follow when going to their various destinations. This is due to the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge.

The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde said in a statement that the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge is due to last for six-month exercise, and it is to fix the bad portions on the bridge.

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Oladeinde noted that already, repair work is ongoing on the bad portions seen in the alternative routes they have provided for motorists to use during the period of the closure which will begin on Friday, July 24.

He said drivers driving to Ikeja and Ikorodu from Osborne Road, Ikoyi in the morning should use the Carter Bridge to get to Eko Bridge through Ijora Olopa. This will take them through Funsho Williams Avenue to Doman Long Bridge to Ikorodu. Or alternatively, they can use Carter Bridge to Iddo through Oyingbo then go through Herbert Macaulay to Jibowu and link Ikorodu Road.

For motorists leaving Victoria Island, he urged them to drive through Ozumba Mbadiwe Road to Falomo Bridge through Alfred Rewane to Old Kingsway Road, Osborn to Ilubirin, and Carter Bridge.

Another option for people driving this route is to take Bonny Camp to Independence Bridge then to Marina Bridge through Apongbon to Eko Bridge, Ijora Olopa, Iddo, and Oyingbo.

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The Commissioner further urged motorists who usually drive in the afternoon to Lagos Island to use Ojota on Ikorodu road to get to Funsho Williams Avenue through Eko Bridge/Apongbon axis or make use of Ikorodu road to get to Fadeyi/Jibowu/Yaba axis and also they can go through Oyingbo-Iddo to Carter Bridge.

He also stated that motorists can use Oshodi/Charity through Agege Motor Road to get to Cappa then link Ilupeju Bypass or Mushin to get to Town Planning Way to link Ikorodu road or they can get to Moshalasi/Idi-Oro from Mushin to access Funsho Williams avenue and connect Eko Bridge to get to Apongbon or use Empire road to access Yaba to link Oyingbo-Iddo axis.

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