The Federal Government has announced plans to temporarily close two ramps of the Third Mainland Bridge for essential repair and maintenance works.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mrs. Olukorede Kesha.
The repair project is set to commence on Monday, November 6, 2023, and is expected to last for five weeks. The impacted sections of the Third Mainland Bridge will be the ramps connecting Oworonshoki to Adekunle and Lagos-Island (Adeniji Adele) to Adekunle.
Mrs. Kesha emphasized the importance of the repairs and the need for public cooperation during this period. She stated, “In view of the above, the motoring public is hereby notified that the repair works will begin with the ramps connecting Oworonshoki to Adekunle and Lagos-Island (Adeniji Adele) to Adekunle simultaneously.”
“Consequently, the two ramps mentioned above will be closed to traffic by 7a.m. on Monday, for five weeks. Motorists are, therefore, advised to cooperate with the traffic management officials by obeying and observing all diversions as directed. They are encouraged to use the alternative routes,” she said.
To ensure the smooth flow of traffic and safety of road users, the Federal Controller of Works issued a traffic advisory, urging motorists to comply with traffic regulations. Traffic officers will be stationed at diversion routes to monitor, manage, and control traffic effectively.
Furthermore, to handle any incidents swiftly, tow trucks and response vehicles will be strategically deployed for the prompt removal of distressed vehicles and trucks.
Motorists traveling from Iyana-Oworo on the mainland and heading to Adekunle are encouraged to avoid the Third Mainland Bridge entirely during this period. Instead, they are advised to use alternative routes to reach their destinations.
Likewise, those coming from the island on the Adeniji side and intending to access Adekunle should also seek alternative routes, as access to Adekunle will be restricted throughout the repair period.
The Federal Government is committed to ensuring the safety of road users and the successful completion of these vital repair works. Motorists are urged to plan their journeys accordingly and cooperate with traffic officials to minimize inconvenience during this essential maintenance period.