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Lagos to divert traffic at Island-Iyana Oworo bound carriageway



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The Lagos State Government has announced a 36-hour traffic diversion on the Island-Iyana Oworo bound lane starting from midnight on Wednesday, the 6th of March 2024, until midday on Thursday, the 7th of March 2024.  

This announcement was disseminated through a post on the official X social media account of the Lagos State Government on the preceding Tuesday. 

The purpose behind the temporary closure of the Lagos Island – Iyana Oworo bound carriageway, as detailed in the announcement, is to facilitate the continuation of essential repair activities on the Third Mainland Bridge, spearheaded by the Ministry of Works.  

This intervention is part of a series of repairs that have been undertaken by the Federal Government and the Ministry of Works in recent weeks, targeting the structural integrity and safety of the Third Mainland Bridge. 

In anticipation of the repair works scheduled during this period, the Lagos State Government is encouraging motorists to plan their commutes considering alternative routes. These alternatives are designed to alleviate the impact of the closure on the daily routines of commuters, ensuring minimal disruption while the bridge is inaccessible for 36 hours. 

Additionally, the announcement clarified that traffic flow from Iyana-Oworo towards the island will remain unaffected, allowing motorists to travel to the Island without hindrance. Following the completion of the specified repair works, the usual traffic diversion patterns on the bridge are expected to resume, reinstating the regular flow of traffic after this temporary 36-hour closure. 


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