Third Mainland Bridge to Be Closed for Repair

The Federal Government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will be closed for repair on Saturday, October 21, to midnight of Sunday, October 22.

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Olukorede Kesha, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. She said that the closure will allow for repairs to be carried out on critical sections of the bridge.

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“The government was ready to begin comprehensive rehabilitation work on the bridge, starting with repairs of the critical portions,” Kesha said. “However, in order to alleviate the pains currently being experienced on the bridge, the Ministry would be carrying out palliative works on the most critically failed sections along the Adeniji-bound carriageway on Sunday, Oct. 22 preparatory to the comprehensive repair works.”

Kesha urged motorists to cooperate with the traffic management officials by obeying and observing all diversions as directed for seamless movement. She also encouraged motorists to use alternative routes where possible during the period of repair.

The Third Mainland Bridge is one of the busiest bridges in Lagos State, and its closure is likely to cause significant traffic disruptions. Motorists are advised to plan their journeys accordingly and to allow extra time for travel.

Here are some alternative routes that motorists can use during the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge:

  • From the mainland to Lagos Island:
    • Eko Bridge
    • Carter Bridge
    • Falomo Bridge
    • Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge
  • From Lagos Island to the mainland:
    • Eko Bridge
    • Carter Bridge
    • Ijora Bridge
    • Apapa-Oshodi Expressway

Motorists can also use the Lagos Ferry Services to travel between the mainland and Lagos Island.

Source: The Guardian NG

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