FG To Shut Third Mainland Bridge For Repairs

On Thursday, the Federal Government announced its decision to close the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos. This closure is scheduled to commence at midnight on Saturday, October 21, and conclude at midnight on Sunday, October 22. The purpose of this closure is to initiate essential repair work on the bridge.

Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, conveyed this information in an official statement. She explained that the government was fully prepared to commence a thorough rehabilitation project on the bridge, with the initial focus on repairing critical sections.

Kesha also emphasized that the Federal Government intended to keep the public informed about their ongoing efforts to execute comprehensive repairs on the Third Mainland Bridge.

“However, in order to alleviate the pains currently being experienced on the bridge, the Ministry would be carrying out palliative works on the most critically failed sections along the Adeniji bound carriageway on Sunday, Oct. 22, preparatory to the comprehensive repair works,” she said.

She advised motorists to cooperate with the traffic management officials by obeying and observing all diversions as directed for seamless movement.

“However, motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes where possible during the period of the palliative works as the Adeniji bound of the bridge will be closed to traffic from Saturday, Oct. 21 to Sunday, 22nd 12.00 midnight,” she said.