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February 18, 2024

Rehab: FG to shut Third Mainland Bridge for 24hr on Monday

3rd Mainland bridge

Mainland Bridge

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

The Federal Government has announced a 24 hour closure on the Third Mainland Bridge for Iyana Oworonshoki-Lagos Island-bound traffic from midnight on Sunday, February, 18 to midnight on Monday, February 19 in the ongoing rehabilitation of the bridge.

The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos State, Mrs Olukorede Kesha, in a statement on Saturday night, explained that the emergency measure was to allow fix an important section of the bridge undergoing comprehensive repairs.

Kesha added that motorists coming out of the Island and heading towards Oworonshoki would have full access on the bridge throughout the 24 hours closure.

The statement read in part: “Notification of 24 Hours Closure of Iyana-Oworonshoki – Lagos Island Bound Traffic From 12.00 a.m on Sunday February 18th to 12.00 am on Monday February, 19, 2024.

“The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Works wish to inform the motoring public that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will not be available for 24 hours for motorists from Iyana Oworonshoki- Lagos Island bound.

“Traffic resumes on Monday by 12.00 a.m on this bound. However, motorists coming out of the Island and heading towards Oworonshoki will have full access throughout the 24 hours closure.

“The temporary 24 hours closure of the Iyana Oworonshoki- Adeniji Adele bound traffic is to enable the ministry carry out effective repairs on an important section of the bridge,” she said.

Kesha advised motorists to use alternative routes, obey traffic regulatory officers and be patient with government as it continued repairs on the important infrastructure.

“Consequent upon the above, Lagos Island Bound Motorists are hereby advised to use alternative routes,” she said.

Travel advisory

She listed the alternative routes to include: Ojota-Ikorodu Road-Funsho Williams Avenue-Eko Bridge-Apogbon-CMS.

Also listed was Ojota- Ikorodu Road- Jibowu – Yaba- Oyingbo-Iddo- Carter bridge- CMS as well as Gbagada- Anthony- Ikorodu Road- Funsho Williams –Eko Bridge- Apogbon-CMS.

“Motorists are further advised to cooperate with the traffic management officials deployed to manage traffic and ensure hitch- free movements in order to minimize the discomfort during this repair period.

“While thanking the general public for their past cooperation and understanding, please note that the Federal Government is committed to providing lasting infrastructures for the comfort of road users,” she stated.