Third Mainland Bridge

The Federal Government says the Iyana Oworonshoki-Lagos Island-bound on the Third Mainland Bridge would be shut from midnight on Sunday, February 18, to midnight on Monday, February 19.

The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos State, Olukorede Kesha, made this known in a statement on Saturday night.

Kesha noted that the emergency measure was to help fix an important section of the bridge undergoing comprehensive repairs.

She said motorists coming out of the Island and heading towards Oworonshoki would have full access to the bridge throughout the 24-hour closure.

She stated: “Notification of 24-hour closure of Iyana Oworonshoki–Lagos Island Bound Traffic from 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 18th to 12:00 a.m. on Monday, February 19, 2024.

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“The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Works wishes 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-hour closure.

“The temporary 24-hour 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.”

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

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

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,” Kesha added.

The Star



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