Lagos announces alternative routes as Third Mainland Bridge undergoes repairs from Sept 17

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The Lagos state government has announced alternate routes for commuters as the third mainland bridge gets set for another round of palliative repairs this weekend.

TheCable had reported that sections of one of the busiest roads in the country have failed for some time now, constituting a nightmare to drivers and worsening traffic.

Abdulhafiz Toriola, the permanent secretary of the transportation ministry, said repair of the pothole-riddled sections of the bridge will be carried out in two days: September 17 and 24. 

The remedial work will start at 7.00 am each day and end at 7.00 pm.


The statement described the repair as a “palliative work” by the state government in collaboration with the federal government.

Toriola said the repair will be in two phases, noting that the Iyana Oworonshoki inward Adeniji Adele/Lagos Island section will be the initial point of attention. 

“The proposed works will be strictly executed in two phases with phase one focusing on only the most critical sections on the Iyana Oworonshoki inward Adeniji Adele/Lagos Island,” the statement reads.


“The palliative works were scheduled for Sundays to minimize inconveniences for motorists.”



Motorists from 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.



Motorists from Lagos mainland going through Herbert Macaulay road (Adekunle axis) inwards Lagos Island via the third mainland bridge will be diverted towards Muritala Mohammed Way to make use of Carter bridge to link Lagos Island.

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