On Thursday, the Federal Government announced the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos. This closure will begin at midnight on Saturday, October 21, and will continue until midnight on Sunday, October 22, to facilitate necessary repair work.
Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, released a statement indicating that the government is prepared to commence a comprehensive rehabilitation project on the bridge, with initial attention being given to critical repairs.
Kesha conveyed the federal government’s intention to inform the public that it is actively planning the extensive repair of the Third Mainland Bridge. To alleviate the current inconveniences experienced on the bridge, the Ministry will undertake interim repairs on the most severely deteriorated sections along the Adeniji-bound carriageway on Sunday, October 22, as a prelude to the comprehensive repair efforts.
She urged motorists to cooperate with traffic management officials by adhering to diversions as directed to ensure smooth traffic flow. During the period of the interim repairs, motorists are encouraged to consider alternative routes wherever feasible, as the Adeniji-bound side of the bridge will be closed to traffic from Saturday, October 21, until Sunday, October 22, at 12.00 midnight.
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