Traffic Returns To Third Mainland Bridge

Motorists and commuters plying the Third Mainland Bridge, going to the Lagos Island in the morning have been lamenting over the return of traffic on the bridge.


Unlike before that the vehicular traffic began towards the end of Adekunle Junction, the gridlock now started just at the beginning of Iyana Oworo and stretched down to Adeniji Adele.


The journey of 15 minutes had since been extended to two hours. Our correspondent who monitored the situation observed that the traffic was caused by the demarcation created by the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency at the junction of Ebute-Metta.

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The demarcation narrowed the road and slowed down the speed of the vehicles, culminating into heavy traffic on the bridge.


It was also observed that such demarcation was put at Berger Bus stop, slowing down Lagos bound vehicles on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.


“I cannot explain why this is so,” a car owner, Mr Jelil Jamiu said. Jamiu works on the Island and resident in Ojodu. He told our correspondent that he had since become a latecomer in the last two weeks that the traffic manager came up with the demarcation idea.


Another motorist, Mrs Wuraola Alabi described the new model as abnormal, adding, “It becomes difficult as soon as one gets on the road. The traffic managers are not helping matters. They have compounded our problem here.”

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