Lagos State Government has announced the total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge to all traffic for 3 days.
The closure is scheduled to commence Saturday, January 30 – Monday, February 1, 2021.
According to the statement by the Lagos State Government, the closure is to enable the completion of repair works on the double-sized expansion joints without any interruptions.
Commenting on the closure, the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, assured that “the bridge repair works are being done assiduously to ensure that the set deadline for reopening the entire bridge to motorists is met.”
The commissioner advises that “motorists driving from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes
“While Iyana-Oworonsoki bound traffic from the Lagos Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba should use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu Road as alternative routes.”
Motorist are hereby implored to cooperate with Traffic Management personnel as it work to ease the stress the closure might cause.