Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appealed to residents to bear the discomfort that would accompany the partial closure of the 11.8km Third Mainland Bridge.
Sanwo-Olu made the appeal on Thursday when he met the new Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Lagos, Olusegun Ogungbemide.
”The partial closure of Third Mainland Bridge is not something that everybody should worry about, because this is an exercise that had been done before.
”For emphasis, the traffic disruption is only about 25 per cent of the regular traffic on the bridge.
”The 75 per cent of vehicles that normally ply the route will still have access to move on the bridge during the period of repair.
”We have furnished and improved the design of the alternative routes, and we are still working on other arterial routes so that our people can have seamless journey times to and from their places of work.
”So, there is nothing commuters should worry about in this period. We will ensure the repair work on Third Mainland Bridge does not overburden them. We will be deploying over 650 LASTMA officers on the road to control the traffic,” the Governor said.