The Lagos State Government will shut down the Third Mainland Bridge from midnight Friday, 26th to midnight Saturday, 27th February, 2021 for equipment removal having completed the replacement of the 12th expansion joint.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde stated that the total closure of the bridge was slated to enable the contractors move the equipment used during the rehabilitation process off the bridge completely to allow both the Oworonshoki and Adeniji bound lanes open fully to traffic.
Oladehinde therefore, advised Motorists from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes, while Iyana Oworoshoki-bound traffic from Lagos-Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba are enjoined to use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu Road as alternative routes.
He assured that traffic management personnel would be deployed along the affected routes to minimize and address any traffic impediments during the closure.
Commending Lagosians for their cooperation during the prolonged repair works of the bridge, the commissioner assured that the bridge is now safe for use by all and sundry.