29 June 2012

Nigeria: Third Mainland Bridge - I Didn't Announced Closure - Lagos FRSC Boss

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Gridlock caused by the repair works on the 3rd Mainland Bridge.

Lagos — Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Lagos State, Nseobong Akpabio, has denied announcing closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for repair work.

Akpabio said FRSC rather informed the public that there would be diversions which would lead to delays during the period of repairs.

In a statement, Akpabio said: " The attention of FRSC has been drawn to alleged statements credited to it that the Third Mainland Bridge will be closed to traffic during the repair. This is not correct. To set the records straight, at no time did FRSC assert that the bridge will be closed or shut during the proposed repair work.

"Rather, the corps only informed the public that there will be diversions and delays during the period. Therefore, they are advised to strictly adhere to road signs, traffic rules and regulations to avoid hitches.

"Also, the traffic information will be communicated from time to time via radio, television, newspapers and social media network.

"The repair which is in phases will affect traffic into Lagos from Ogudu and Oworonsoki expressway. Also out of Lagos to same axis. However, the routes where there will be traffic restriction will be communicated to the public soon".

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