Federal Government Announces Closure of Sections on Third Mainland Bridge; Offers Alternative Routes

The Federal Government has revealed plans to temporarily close sections of the Third Mainland Bridge starting Monday. Alongside this announcement, alternative routes have been provided for commuters. This measure aims to facilitate essential repair works while ensuring continued access for travelers.

Federal Government's Planned Closure of Third Mainland Bridge Sections.

The Federal Government has declared the closure of two ramps on the Third Mainland Bridge for repair works, effective Monday, November 6, 2023. This announcement follows closely on the heels of an initial statement by the Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, indicating a planned closure starting November 1 for a three-month period.


The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Engr. (Mrs.) O. I. Kesha, confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that the repair operations will commence simultaneously on the ramps connecting Oworoshoki to Adekunle and Lagos Island (Adeniji Adele) to Adekunle. These ramps are slated to be inaccessible to traffic starting at 7 a.m. on November 6, 2023, for a duration of five weeks.

Motorists are urged to cooperate with traffic management officials by adhering to diversions and are encouraged to utilize alternative routes provided.

Lagos State Government also confirms closure

The Lagos State Government has corroborated the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge. Remedial work is set to begin on critical sections of the Oworonshoki-Adekunle and Lagos Island (Adeniji Adele)- Adekunle ramps starting Monday.

Alternative routes advised

The Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, issued a statement on Wednesday, advising motorists to consider alternative routes. He provided detailed guidance for different scenarios, ensuring a smooth flow of traffic while the specified ramps are under closure.

Osiyemi emphasized that the entirety of the Third Mainland Bridge, except for the Adekunle ramp, will remain accessible for travel during this period. Adequate traffic and security personnel will be deployed to ensure safety and facilitate the construction process. Motorists are urged to exercise patience and observe safety measures while navigating through the affected areas.

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