The Third Mainland Bridge currently undergoing repair works will be completely closed to traffic for both bounds of the bridge between Adeniji Adele and Adekunle.
The Federal Controller of Works for Lagos, Mr J.O Popoola, who made this known in a statement, said the first total closure of the section of the bridge between Adekunle and Adeniji Adele will be from midnight of this Friday 9th to midnight of Sunday 11th Sept. 2020.
According to him, this is to allow the Contractor complete the first stage of casting works, while a date for the second total closure of the section of the bridge between will be made public at a later date.
According to Mr Popoola, the total closure of the section of the bridge is to ensure that there is no vibration on the bridge during the casting of the newly installed expansion joints.
He informed that owing to the peculiarity of traffic in Lagos State, the casting of the expansion joints will be in two stages to ensure that the total closure is only at the weekends when there is less traffic plying the route.
Mr Popoola, however, affirmed that the section of the bridge between Adekunle and Iyana – Oworo will still remain open, and traffic can move from Ebute-Metta via Adekunle to Iyana Oworo.
The Federal Controller Works assured the road users that traffic management personnel would be in-place on all the Alternative Routes to ensure the free flow of traffic.
The Ministry of Transportation of the Lagos State Government has said the repair works on Third Mainland Bridge are progressing as planned.
The Federal Government had earlier partially closed the Third Mainland Bridge for repair works. The partial closure is from Friday midnight- July 24, 2020, to January 23, 2021.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made the disclosure.
He stated that between 2015 and 2019, the government undertook a survey of all the bridges in Nigeria to determine their conditions and the urgency of repairs that should be done on them.