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Lagos to close Third Mainland Bridge from Friday to Saturday

By on February 24, 2021 0 256 Views

The Third Mainland Bridge would be shut down for traffic from midnight Friday to midnight Saturday, according to the Lagos State Government.

The state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde said in a statement on Wednesday, said the bridge would be closed for 24 hours.

Oladeinde said the closure would enable contractors to move the equipment used during the rehabilitation process of the bridge completely to allow both the Oworonshoki and Adeniji bound lanes to open fully to traffic.

He said the closure was necessary, having completed the replacement of the 12 expansion joints and to demobilise the superstructure of the bridge.

The commissioner, therefore, advised motorists from Ogudu, Alapere, and Gbagada to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu, and Yaba as alternative routes.

“While Iyana Oworoshoki-bound traffic from Lagos-Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle, and Yaba are enjoined to use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu, and Ikorodu road as alternative routes,” he said.

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Oladeinde assured that Traffic Management Personnel would be deployed along the affected routes to minimise and address any traffic impediments during the closure.

He commended the people of Lagos for their cooperation during the prolonged repair works of the bridge, assuring that it was now safe for use by all and sundry.

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