FG To Close Third Mainland Bridge For Two Days
The Lagos State Government, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, is set to initiate palliative repairs on the deteriorated sections of the 3rd Mainland Bridge for two consecutive Sundays, starting from September 17th and September 24th, 2023.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transportation, Abdulhafiz Toriola, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, adding that preparations have been finalized for remedial work on the damaged portions of the road.
The statement noted that the repair work will take place between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM each Sunday, adding that the proposed works will be strictly executed in two phases, with phase one focusing on only the most critical sections on the Iyana Oworonshoki inward Adeniji Adele/Lagos Island.
The statement further disclosed that the following alternative routes have been made available for use during the rehabilitation works:
Motorists from Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Alapere/Ogudu axis inwards Lagos Island will be diverted towards Gbagada-Oshodi Expressway to link Ikorodu Road/Funsho Williams Avenue to access Eko Bridge and Lagos Island.
Motorists from Lagos Mainland going through Herbert Macaulay Road (Adekunle axis) inwards Lagos Island via 3rd Mainland Bridge will be diverted towards Muritala Mohammed Way to make use of Carter Bridge to link Lagos Island.
Meanwhile, motorists have been implored to be patient and observe safety measures during the palliative works on the asphalt pavement of the bridge.