We’ll Deploy Over 650 LASTMA Officers To Control Traffic During Third Mainland Bridge Closure – Sanwo-Olu
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has appealed to residents to be patient and bear with the discomfort that will be experienced from the six-month partial closure of the third mainland bridge which begins on Friday evening, July 24.
Governor Sanwo-Olu assured Nigerians that the pains will be minimal noting that over 650 LASTMA officers will be deployed on the road to control traffic during this period.
He stated this on Thursday in a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle.
“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.
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,” he tweeted.