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Lagos declares closure of Third Mainland Bridge for two weeks, alternative routes




In order to accomplish the reopening of the Third Mainland Bridge on February 22nd, 2021, the Lagos state government has declared that the route would be closed down for two weeks.

 The government, however, shifted the current diversion point on the bridge for motorists coming from Oworonsoki to Adekunle or Lagos Island.

The State Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, who disclosed this via his official Twitter handle, said no vehicular movement will be allowed on the bridge from 12 midnight on January 15 to 12 midnight, January 29.

Oladeinde explained that motorists from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada going to Adekunle axis should use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes.

The commissioner said the diversion point on the bridge is to allow the removal, replacement and casting of joint No. 23, in addition to joints 16 and 17 presently being fixed by the contractor.

He maintained that there shall be no vehicular access from Iyana Oworosoki to Adekunle axis on the slip road/ramp down on the Third Mainland Bridge for the period

According to him, “The current crossover position on the bridge for Adekunle or Lagos Island-bound traffic from Iyana Oworosoki between 12 midnight and 12 noon will now be at the new point for two weeks.

“The current shared movement of 12 midnight to 12 noon for Lagos Island traffic bound from Iyana Oworosoki shall remain, while the current 1 pm to 12 midnight Mainland (Iyana Oworosoki) bound traffic flow from Lagos Island shall also be maintained.”

He, however, noted that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) would continue to ensure the vigorous management of traffic control and enforcement on the bridge as well as on the identified alternative routes.

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