The Lagos State Government has commended all citizens for their endurance and perseverance in the course of the ongoing rehabilitation works across the State.
This statement was made by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, in a press release issued by the Lagos State Government.
According to the press statement, the Commissioner thanked Lagosians immensely for their understanding of the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for maintenance works.
He explained that the Government is not oblivious of the plight of road users and assured Lagosians that efforts are being made towards completing the projects on schedule time, to minimise travel time and inconveniences presently experienced by residents within the State.
The Commissioner also charged Traffic Management Officers to put in their best by working transparently in line with the Traffic Laws, adding that more strategies will be implemented to reduce the inconveniences that have become part of daily ordeals on the road.
While wishing Lagosians compliments of the season, the Transport Commissioner advised everyone to observe COVID-19 safety protocols in all modes of transportation across the State.
Oladeinde urged motorists to be more patient while driving during this yuletide season, stressing that most impediments are caused largely by unnecessary manoeuvring of vehicle drivers who create five lanes on a two-lane carriageway, as well as incidents of ‘one way driving’ by both private and commercial drivers.
What you should know
- It is no longer news that a section of the Third Mainland Bridge has been closed for maintenance works by the Lagos State Government for a while now, however, the Commissioner disclosed that maintenance works have now progressed to the Island-bound lane of the bridge, as well as other projects across the State.
- Lagos State Government has made impressive progress in the quest to minimise travel time and inconveniences presently experienced by residents within the State. To this end, it announced on December 10, 2020 that barring any exigency, the long-awaited Agege Pen-Cinema Bridge will be fully opened to vehicular movement in February 2021.
- The State Government also revealed last week that in line with the mandate of the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda, the Sanwo-Olu led administration will embark on strategic reforms captured in the Strategic Transport Master Plan to facilitate the construction of six rail lines, one monorail line, 14 BRT routes, over 20 water transport routes and the development of cycle lane network with pedestrian ways to minimise travel time and inconveniences presently experienced by residents within the state metropolis.