From the 24th of July, the Lagos state third mainland bridge will be closed for six months following the announcement from the Ministry of Works and Housing.
The Controller of Works, Federal Ministry of Works, Mr. Olukayode Popoola disclosed the pressing need for an immediate repair on the bridge, to avert the occurrence of a collapse. He stated that the bridge was last rehabilitated in 2012 and that it is pertinent that repairs are carried out now to secure the lives of those who ply the ever-busy third mainland bridge.
The first three months of the repair would feature repairs on the part of the bridge that is closest to Lagos Island, leading to the mainland. And the next the months is allotted for repairs on the portion of the bridge coming from Oworonsoki to Lagos Island.
Mr. Olukayode Popoola said this on the issue of repair of the Lagos third mainland bridge
“We don’t want the bridge to collapse. We want to replace worn out components and joints. The 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,
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.”