In order to perform repairs, the Nigerian government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will be closed from midnight on Saturday, October 21, to midnight on Sunday, October 22.
This was announced on Thursday, October 19, 2023, by Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State.
She declared that the government was prepared to start extensive restoration work on the bridge, beginning with the necessary repairs to the damaged sections.
According to Kesha, the federal government wanted the driving public to know that it was presently developing plans to repair the Third Mainland Bridge completely.
In her words;
“However, in order to alleviate the pains currently being experienced on the bridge, the Ministry would be carrying out palliative works on the most critically failed sections along the Adeniji bound carriageway on Sunday, Oct. 22 preparatory to the comprehensive repair works,”.
She urged drivers to assist traffic management officials by following all instructions and obeying diversions to ensure smooth traffic flow.
“But, during the time of the palliative works, drivers are urged to take alternate routes whenever feasible, as the Adeniji bound of the bridge will be closed to traffic from Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 22 at 12:00 midnight,” the spokesperson stated.