Don’t close Third Mainland Bridge, LASG counsels FG (Punch)

Don’t close Third Mainland Bridge, LASG counsels FG (Punch)

The Lagos State Government on Thursday urged the Federal Government to postpone its planned closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in the state, adding that the move would compound the unusual gridlock caused by activities of tanker drivers in Apapa. The state government, which lamented the congestion created by trucks and articulated vehicles along the Apapa vehicular corridor, said the development had caused traffic problem in the state. In a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan, the state government urged the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing to consider shifting the proposed closure dates of the Third Mainland Bridge to a later time to avoid compounding traffic situation caused by tanker drivers. Read more

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