The Lagos State Government has lauded the compliance of commuters with traffic guidelines issued on the partial closure and use of alternative routes since the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge.

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The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye, said contrary to the fear of the effect the closure could have on the motoring public, travel experience had been smooth and without chaos.

Adeyoye spoke while commenting on the state of alternative routes on Monday.

She said, “It is heart-warming to note that despite the partial closure and the commencement of repair works on a section of the Third Mainland Bridge, the traffic has been fair and smooth.

This can be attributed to the support and understanding commuters have displayed through the observation of traffic guidelines and the use of alternative routes which are in top condition.”

Adeyoye assured that the synergy and collaboration among officials of the Federal and State agencies; the Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, the Nigeria Police Force, as well as other relevant government agencies would be sustained during the period of the closure.

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According to the Special Adviser, as part of efforts to manage the possible fallouts of the partial closure, the government has put in place a methodological traffic management plan to avert gridlock.

She noted that the government was committed to ensuring that identified alternate routes were continuously rehabilitated throughout the duration of the project.

Adeyoye promised that the government would continue to engage the public by providing regular updates on the project, as well as traffic information to acquaint motorists with the situation on all routes along the Third Mainland Bridge area.

While assuring the public that the traffic situation would be properly managed, she urged motorists to remain calm that the decision to fix the bridge was taken to avert any imminent danger, as well as ensure the safety of lives of users of the ever-busy highway.