FG set to shutdown Third mainland bridge for 24 hours

The Federal Ministry of Works has announced the closure of both bounds of the carriageways of the Third Mainland Bridge from noon on Wednesday to noon on Thursday.

This closure is part of the ongoing rehabilitation process on the bridge, according to Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos.

The closure is necessary to enable the contractor carry out a significant aspect of the repair and works on the bridge.

The decision also underscores the commitment to ensuring the safety and durability of the bridge, which is a critical infrastructure for transportation in Lagos.

Motorists and commuters are by this information advised to plan their journeys accordingly, taking into consideration the temporary closure of the bridge during this period. Alternative routes and modes of transportation should be explored to minimize inconvenience during the closure.

The Federal Ministry of Works assures the public that all necessary measures have been put in place to ensure the speedy completion of the repair works and the reopening of the bridge to traffic as soon as possible.

The statement reads thus: “Consequently, the bridge would not be opened to traffic during this critical 24-hour period. Thus, all road users are advised to use alternative routes during this period.”

“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 critical 24-hours period.”

“While thanking the general public for their continued cooperation and understanding, please note that all inconveniences are highly regretted,” she said.

The Lagos State Government also released notification for the planned total closure of the bridge.

The Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Oluwaseun Osiyemi, however stated on Monday that all road users are advised to use alternative routes already provided during this period as the bridge will not be opened to traffic for 24-hours.