The Federal Government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will be closed for 24 hours from midnight on Saturday, October 21, to midnight on Sunday, October 22, to carry out repairs on some critical sections of the bridge. The bridge is one of the longest and busiest in Africa, linking the mainland and the island parts of Lagos.
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, said in a statement that the closure was part of the plans to carry out comprehensive rehabilitation works on the bridge, which had been experiencing structural defects and deterioration over the years. She said the government had engaged various stakeholders, including the Lagos State Government, traffic management agencies, security agencies, and transport unions, to ensure smooth execution of the project.
She said the government wished to inform the motoring public that it was currently working on plans to carry out comprehensive repairs to the Third Mainland Bridge. “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, October 22, preparatory to the comprehensive repair works,” she said.
She advised motorists to cooperate with the traffic management officials by obeying and observing all diversions as directed for seamless movement. “However, motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes where possible during the period of the palliative works, as the Adeniji bound of the bridge will be closed to traffic from Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 22 at 12:00 midnight,” she said.