Third Mainland Bridge to be closed for 24-hour – FG

The Federal Government says motorists will not be able to use some sections of the busy Third Mainland Bridge for a day as vehicular activities will be halted.

Mrs Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos State, said the closure of the bridge for 24-hour will start from midnight on Sunday, February 18 to midnight on Monday, February 19.

In a statement on Saturday night, she said the temporary closure will affect Iyana Oworonshoki-Lagos Island-bound traffic.

She disclosed that the emergency measure followed the government’s decision to fix an important section of the bridge undergoing comprehensive repairs.

She said motorists coming out of the Island and heading towards Oworonshoki would have full access to the bridge throughout the 24-hour closure.

“Notification of 24-hour Closure of Iyana-Oworonshoki – Lagos Island Bound Traffic From 12.00am on Sunday, February 18th to 12.00 am on Monday, February 19, 2024.

“The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Works wishes to inform the motoring public that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will not be available for 24 hours for motorists from Iyana Oworonshoki- Lagos Island bound.

“Traffic resumes on Monday by 12.00 am on this bound.“However, motorists coming out of the Island and heading towards Oworonshoki will have full access throughout the 24-hour closure.

“The temporary 24 hours closure of the Iyana Oworonshoki- Adeniji Adele bound traffic is to enable the ministry to carry out effective repairs on an important section of the bridge,” she said.

Kesha advised motorists to use alternative routes, obey traffic regulatory officers and be patient with the government as it continued repairs on the important infrastructure.

“Consequent upon the above, Lagos Island Bound Motorists are hereby advised to use alternative routes,” she said.

She listed the alternative routes to include Ojota-Ikorodu Road-Funsho Williams Avenue-Eko Bridge-Apogbon-CMS.

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