Motorists in Lagos can expect another difficult four months following the announcement of the partial closure of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway on the mainland for construction of a new bridge. The traffic restrictions will come into effect on 23 October. For the first 45 days the closure will involve the Oshodi-bound side of the expressway and for the next 45 days the side heading to Apapa. In the final 30 days the closure will affect some parts of both sides of the road. Alternative routes have been designated for motorists and 200 members of the state’s Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) have been mobilized to control traffic for the duration of the closure.

The Third Mainland Bridge linking the mainland to Lagos Island re-opened to traffic at the start of October following two months’ closure for repairs.