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Federal Government to close section of Lagos Third Mainland Bridge for ‘emergency repairs’

A Section of the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge

*The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Works, informs the motoring public that the emergency repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge, in Lagos, will continue with the closure of Iyana Oworonshoki─Adeniji Adele bound for effective repairs of the entire section of the bridge

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Federal Government of Nigeria has disclosed its readiness to close the Iyana Oworonshoki─Adeniji Adele section of the popular Third Mainland Bridge, in Lagos State, for emergency repairs, effective from 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

Engr. (Mrs.) O. I. Kesha, Federal Controller of Works, in a statement issued Thursday, December 28, 2023, said: “The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Works wishes to inform the motoring public that the emergency repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will continue with the closure of Iyana Oworonshoki─Adeniji Adele bound for the effective repairs of the entire section of the bridge.”

ConsumerConnect reports the iconic Third Mainland, built in 1990, is Africa’s second-largest bridge, extending nearly 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) to link Lagos Island, the business heart of the city, with the mainland where most people live.

The Federal Controller of Works said in respect of the above, motorists are hereby advised to use alternative routes:

1) Ojota – Ikorodu Road- Funsho Williams Avenue – EKO Bridge-Apogbon-CMS

2) Ojota- Ikorodu Road- Jibowu – Yaba-Oyingbo-Iddo-Carter Bridge-CMS

3) Gbagada- Anthony-Ikorodu Road- Funsho Williams – Eko Bridge- Apogbon – CMS.

Engr. Kesha also noted motorists are further advised to cooperate with the traffic management officials deployed to manage traffic and ensure hitch-free movements to minimise discomfort during this repair period.

She further urged consumers: “While thanking the general public for their past cooperation and understanding, more is expected this time around.”

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