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Just In: Federal To Shut 3rd Mainland Bridge For Repairs

The Federal Government, in collaboration with the Lagos State Government, will shut the Third Mainland Bridge on two Sundays in September to carry out remedial repairs 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.


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