3rd Mainland Bridge Closure; Minister Of Works Explains Why

3rd Mainland Bridge Closure

It’s no news that the 3rd Mainland Bridge will be closed starting from the 24th of this month, for the next 6months

The Public have been advised ahead of its closure so everyone can prepare adequately

Speaking to Pressmen on Tuesday July 7th 2020, the minister of works Mr Olukayode Popoola

reveals why it is pertinent to close down the 3rd Mainland Bridge

According to the Ministry, the repairs are necessary so as to avert a collapse of the bridge.

Mr. Olukayode Popoola further adds that the bridge was last rehabilitated in 2012

and that it is important repairs are carried out now

In order to avert a collapse of the ever-busy bridge.

3rd Mainland Bridge Closure

According to Popoola, the first three months would be used to carry out work

on the part of the bridge coming from the Lagos Island to the Mainland,

while work on the other portion of the bridge coming from Oworonsoki

to Lagos Island would begin three months later.

“We don’t want the 3rd MAinland bridge to collapse.

We want to replace worn out components and joints.

The 3rd Mainland bridge will be partially closed

and there will be diversion of traffic

from midnight to 1pm every morning

for movement from Oworonsoki to Lagos Island only

on the Lagos Island bound lane

while from 1pm to midnight, it will be Lagos Island to Oworonsoki traffic only

on the Lagos Island bound lane.

This will be in place for three months

for the repairs of the Oworonsoki bound lane,” he said


Popoola Also said the second phase of the work would follow the same pattern

and would be for another three months.

“Motorists are advised to also ply the alternative routes

of Carter Bridge through Iddo to Oyingbo

to join Adekunle ramp inward Oworonsoki,

or from Ijora through Western Avenue to Ikorodu Road,” he said

The repairs on the 3rd Mainland bridge is expected to terminate in January.