The Lagos State Government has announced alternative routes for motorists to use during the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge.
The alternative routes were revealed in a statement on Friday signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde.
The Lagos State said the six-month closure of the Third Mainland Bridge would target fixing the worn out expansion joints on the structure of the bridge.
Oladeinde advised motorists driving towards Ikeja and Ikorodu from Osborne Road, Ikoyi in the morning to use the Carter Bridge to access Eko Bridge through Ijora Olopa. This would lead them through Funsho Williams Avenue to Doman Long Bridge to Ikorodu. Or use Carter Bridge to Iddo through Oyingbo to 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 Catter Bridge.
A second option for this category of motorists is to take Bonny Camp to Independence Bridge to Marina Bridge through Apongbon to Eko Bridge, Ijora Olopa, Iddo, and Oyingbo.
He urged afternoon road users inbound Lagos Island to use Ojota on Ikorodu road to access Funsho Williams Avenue through Eko Bridge/Apongbon axis or utilize Ikorodu road to access Fadeyi/Jibowu/Yaba axis and also access Oyingbo-Iddo to Carter Bridge.
Alternatively, Oladeinde stated that motorists can use Oshodi/Charity through Agege Motor Road to access Cappa to link Ilupeju Bypass or Mushin to get to Town Planning Way to link Ikorodu road or access 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.