FG Announces Closure of Third Mainland Bridge for Urgent Repairs

The Federal Government has declared the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos. The closure will take effect from midnight on Saturday, October 21, and continue until midnight on Sunday, October 22. The purpose of this temporary closure is to facilitate essential repair and rehabilitation work on the vital infrastructure.

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Olukorede Kesha, made this known to journalists.

She said the government is fully committed to launching a comprehensive rehabilitation program for the Third Mainland Bridge, which will commence with critical repair work on the bridge.

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According to Mrs. Kesha, the Federal Government aims to ensure the safety and longevity of this essential transport artery, which plays a crucial role in the region’s transportation network.

In her statement, she stated, “The Federal Government wishes to inform the motoring public that it is actively preparing for comprehensive repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge.”

As a measure to alleviate the current discomfort experienced by commuters on the bridge, the Ministry is scheduled to carry out palliative work on the most critically deteriorated sections along the Adeniji-bound carriageway on Sunday, October 22. This preliminary work will serve as preparation for the broader repair project.

Motorists are kindly advised to cooperate with traffic management officials by complying with all diversion signs and instructions during this period.

Kesha emphasized, “However, motorists are encouraged to explore alternative routes whenever possible while the Adeniji-bound section of the bridge will remain closed to traffic from Saturday, October 21, until midnight on Sunday, October 22.”

The temporary closure of the Third Mainland Bridge is a necessary step to ensure its structural integrity and the safety of all commuters. The Federal Government has expressed its commitment to completing the repair work as efficiently as possible to minimize any inconveniences caused to the public. Motorists and residents are urged to stay updated with official announcements regarding the project’s progress and any subsequent changes to the bridge’s accessibility.