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.
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.