The Lagos State government has assured road users in the state of minimal inconveniences following the partial close down of the third mainland bridge for 6 months.
This assurance was given by the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, July 23, while receiving the new Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Lagos, Olusegun Ogungbemile, who was on a courtesy call to the Governor.
The Lagos FRSC boss came in company of the Lagos Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr Adeyinka Ayinla.
The Governor appealed to Lagosians to exercise patience and bear the discomfort that will be experienced from the six-month partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge.
The Governor said the closure of the 11.8km bridge, the busiest in the State, was inevitable, following physical deterioration observed on the structure after an integrity test conducted by the Federal Government.
Sanwo-Olu, while admitting that the closure of the bridge will bring about pain, however, said the development was necessary to prevent disaster that may result from the total collapse of the infrastructure.
He promised that men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) would constantly be on the road with their Federal counterparts to ensure seamless movement of vehicles during the period.