Government To Shutdown Third Mainland Bridge For Repairs

Third Mainland Bridge
Third Mainland Bridge

The Federal Government stated on Thursday that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will be closed from midnight Saturday, October 21, to midnight Sunday, October 22, for repairs.

Mrs Olukorede Kesha, Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, said in a statement that the government was ready to commence extensive restoration work on the bridge, beginning with repairs to the crucial sections.

The Federal Government, according to Kesha, wishes to inform motorists that it is now working on measures to rehabilitate the Third Mainland Bridge completely.

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“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,” the controller stated.

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She urged vehicles to cooperate with traffic officials by obeying and observing any traffic diversions as recommended for smooth passage.

“However, motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes where possible during the period of the palliative works as the Adeniji bound of the bridge will be closed to traffic from Saturday, Oct. 21 to Sunday, 22nd 12.00 midnight,” she went on to say.

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