The Lagos State Government has announced that there would be a 24-hour total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge from midnight Friday to midnight Saturday.
According to the state’s Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde in a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday, the closure would enable contractors move the equipment used during the rehabilitation process of the bridge completely to allow both the Oworonshoki and Adeniji bound lanes to open fully to traffic.
He said the closure was necessary, having completed the replacement of the 12 expansion joints and to demobilise the superstructure of the bridge.
He further advised motorists from Ogudu, Alapere, and Gbagada to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu, and Yaba as alternative routes.
“While Iyana Oworoshoki-bound traffic from Lagos-Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle, and Yaba are enjoined to use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu, and Ikorodu road as alternative routes,” he said.
The commissioner assured that Traffic Management Personnel would be deployed along the affected routes to minimise and address any traffic impediments during the closure.
While commending Lagosians for their cooperation during the prolonged repair works of the bridge, he assured that the bridge is now safe for use.