Third Mainland Bridge to Undergo Repairs: Closure Announced

by Ikem Emmanuel

The Nigerian Federal Government has announced plans to close the Third Mainland Bridge for essential repairs. The closure is scheduled to take place from Saturday, October 21, 2023, to Sunday, October 22, 2023. This decision comes in response to concerns raised by motorists about the deteriorating state of some sections of the bridge.

The Third Mainland Bridge is a crucial infrastructure in Lagos, spanning over 11.8 kilometers. It is one of Nigeria’s busiest bridges, connecting Victoria Island to the mainland of Lagos. Alongside the Eko Bridge and the Carter Bridge, it plays a vital role in the transportation network of the city.

Planned Palliative Works

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Engr O. I. Kesha, made the announcement and acknowledged the government’s plans to carry out comprehensive repairs on the bridge. However, in the interim, the government has decided to undertake palliative works to address the most critical failures along the Adeniji-bound carriageway.

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The closure of the Adeniji-bound carriageway is scheduled for Sunday, October 22, 2023, and will last for one day. This temporary closure aims to alleviate the current challenges faced by motorists due to the bridge’s deteriorating condition.

Traffic Management and Cooperation

Engr Kesha emphasized the need for cooperation from the motoring public during the period of palliative work. Traffic management officials will be present to provide guidance and ensure the safety of all road users.

Motorists are encouraged to explore alternative routes whenever possible during the period of the bridge’s closure. This proactive approach will help minimize disruptions caused by the repair works.

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