Nigeria: Third Mainland Bridge closes for maintenance by midnight
London, August 23, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The much anticipated repairs on Africa’s longest Bridge, the third mainland bridge in Lagos Nigeria will take off from Thursday midnight to Sunday night.
This is sequel to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval of the maintenance work on the bridge
The Third Mainland Bridge is a major route that links the mainland to the island.
However, there are fears of major gridlock occurring due to limited options of alternative routes for commuters accessing the island during the period of repairs.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE A: Ikorodu Road
From Ketu/Ojota down to Fadeyi:
A. Through Funsho Williams Avenue to Apongbon/CMS.
B. Through Jibowu/Murtala Muhammed way to Oyingbo/Iddo/Carter Bridge
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE B: Lagos/ Abeokuta Express/Agege Motor Road
From Toll Gate through Oshodi, Mushin to link Funsho Williams Avenue to Apongbon/CMS.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE C: Gbagada Expressway
From Berger or Ketu through Ojota Bridge/Ogudu/Carwash connect Gbagada Express to Anthony:
A. Link Ikorodu Road connect Funsho Williams Avenue to Apongbon/CMS
B. Through Oshodi connect Agege Motor Road to link Funsho Williams Avenue to Apongbon/CMS
Ferry option for Ikorodu residents
For Ikorodu residents to beat traffic they can make use of the Ikorodu ferry terminal which can transport them in a 30-minute boat ride to the Victoria Island or Ajah area of Lagos Island.