Motorists excited over Third Mainland Bridge reopening

Motorists in Lagos State have expressed excitement over the announcement of the reopening of the Third Mainland Bridge.

The Lagos State Government had on Saturday, March 30, announced that the bridge, which had been under repair for the last seven weeks, would be reopened on April 4, 2024.

This was as the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, in a statement by its spokesperson, Adebayo Toafiq, warned motorists to observe speed limits when traveling along the extensive section of the newly repaired Third Mainland Bridge.

It urged them to “maintain speed limits while driving on the long stretch of the newly renovated Third Mainland Bridge linking the Mainland and other parts of the state.”

Speaking in an interview with Saturday PUNCH, some of the motorists expressed excitement that the opening of the bridge would be a relief and ease their business.

“Because of the closure, I stopped plying that route to avoid the ‘go-slow’ on the bridge.”

“Before the re-opening, if you enter from Ikoyi, you will spend between two and three hours before you get to bypass sometimes. It is not a good experience at all.”

“You can imagine how it is if you are spending three hours on a journey that should be less than 15 minutes. It will be very okay if they can open the road.”

Source: The Punch

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