FG to shut 3rd mainland bridge for repairs

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G-Viral

The Federal Government in collaboration with the Lagos State Government will on Sunday, September 17, and Sunday, September 24 shut the Third Mainland Bridge to carry out remedial repair works on bad portions of the bridge.

Confirming the planned rehabilitation of the Third Mainland Bridge to be carried out in phases starting from next week, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, Abdulhafiz Toriola, said the work would take place on Sunday 17 and Sunday 24, September 2023 between the hours of 7.00 am and 7.00 pm each Sunday.

“The proposed works will be strictly executed in two phases with phase one focusing on only the most critical sections on the Iyana-Oworonsoki inward Adeniji Adele/Lagos Island,” he said

Toriola explained that the palliative works were scheduled for Sundays to minimize inconveniences for motorists. He advised motorists to ply the following alternative routes during the rehabilitation works.

Route 1: The 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.

Route 2: Motorists from Lagos Mainland going through Herbert Macaulay Road (Adekunle axis) inwards Lagos Island via Third Mainland Bridge will be diverted towards Murtala Muhammed Way to make use of Carter Bridge to link Lagos Island.

He, therefore, urged motorists to be patient and observe safety measures during the palliative works on the asphalt pavement of the bridge. He added that Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, officers, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Nigeria police, and other traffic personnel would be on ground to effectively control and manage traffic.

‘’We assure that despite the traffic impact on the alternative routes, LASTMA will be deployed to minimize inconveniences and ease movement along the affected corridors. Various traffic agencies involved, in conjunction with other security and safety personnel to form good synergy, will ensure appropriate traffic management measures aimed at improving the safety and flow of traffic, reducing traffic emissions and utilising traffic artery capacity more effectively throughout the duration of the exercise.”he said

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