Lagos State Government Closes Third Mainland Bridge For Palliative Repairs.

The Third Mainland Bridge would be closed to traffic this month for two consecutive Sundays, starting from September 17th and September 24th, during the hours of 7 O’clock in the morning to 7 O’clock in the evening on each Sunday.

This is to allow the Lagos State Government, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing carry out palliative repairs on the deteriorated sections of the Bridge.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Abdulhafiz Toriola, who made this known in a statement stated that the repairs would be strictly executed in two phases with the first phase focusing on only the most critical sections on the Iyana Oworonshoki inward Adeniji Adele/Lagos Island.

Mr.Toriola explained that the decision to schedule the palliative works on Sundays was made to minimize inconvenience for motorists.

As a result, motorists travelling from the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway or the Alapere/Ogudu area heading towards Lagos Island will be redirected towards the Gbagada-Oshodi Expressway.

This route will lead to Ikorodu Road/Funsho Williams Avenue, providing access to the Eko Bridge and Lagos Island.

Motorists from the Lagos Mainland and intending to use the Third Mainland Bridge via Herbert Macaulay Road-Adekunle axis to reach Lagos Island would be diverted towards Muritala Mohammed Way.

From there, they can utilize Carter Bridge to access Lagos Island.

Mr.Toriola urged motorists to exercise patience and adhere to safety measures during the palliative works on the bridge.

Motorists and commuters have recently raised concerns with relevant authorities, calling for immediate action to prevent possible loss of lives and property due to frequent accidents caused by numerous potholes on the bridge.

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