According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, the Third Mainland Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, October 23, at 1pm, and a traffic diversion will be in place (LASTMA).
The closure is intended to assist the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency in recovering the garbage truck that plunged into the lagoon on Tuesday.
The agency noted in a statement on Friday that only drivers traveling from Lagos Island to link to the mainland through Iyana Oworonshoki will be impacted by the road closure and traffic diversion.
However, it stated that drivers traveling from the mainland to Lagos Island would not be impacted by the recovery effort.
The agency recommended using the Carter Bridge and connecting “Ijora Olopa (by LAWMA Headquarters) to Eko Bridge to Funsho Williams Avenue (old Western Avenue) to Dorman-Long Bridge to Ikorodu Road through Fadeyi and connect the desired destination, or Carter Bridge to Iddo to Oyingbo to Herbert Macaulay Way to Jibowu to Ikorodu Road and connect the desired destination,” in order to avoid delays for drivers coming from Victoria Island, Ikoy
The traffic agency also requested the help and collaboration of drivers and other road users, announcing that security and traffic management personnel would be stationed along all alternate routes to guarantee the smooth operation of all lanes of traffic and the safety and security of all users.