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ICYMI: Lagos to shut third mainland bridge for 24hrs from Friday

ICYMI: Lagos to shut third mainland bridge for 24hrs from Friday
February 25
13:19 2021

The Lagos state government says it will shut the third mainland bridge for 24 hours to allow contractors remove heavy equipment used during the rehabilitation of the road.

In a statement on Wednesday, Frederick Oladeinde, commissioner for transportation, asked motorists to use alternative routes to reach their destinations.

He assured residents that traffic officials will be deployed in the alternative routes to ensure smooth vehicular movement.

“The Lagos State Government has announced plans to shut the Third Mainland Bridge from midnight on Friday, 26th to midnight on Saturday, 27th February 2021, for the removal of equipment used for the replacement of expansion joints, among others,” Oladeinde said.


“The total closure of the bridge for 24 hours is to enable the contractors remove all the heavy equipment used during the rehabilitation process and allow the full reopening of the Oworonshoki and Adeniji bound lanes to traffic.

“The Commissioner, therefore, advised motorists coming 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 during the period.

“While assuring that Traffic Management Personnel would be deployed along the alternative routes to minimise and address any traffic impediments, Oladeinde commended Lagosians for their cooperation during the prolonged repair works on the Bridge, declaring that the bridge is now safe for use by all and sundry when fully reopened.”




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