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See Alternative Routes As FG Sets To Close Third Mainland Bridge



Checkout Alternative Routes As Lagos Govt Announce Closure Of Major Roads In Lagos


The Federal Government on Thursday announced that the Third Mainland Bridge will be from Saturday, October 21, 2023, to Sunday, October 22, 2023 for repairs.

The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Engr O. I. Kesha, who made this known in a statement, encouraged motorists to use alternative routes during the period of the palliative works.

Recall that motorists had cried out over the deplorable state of some portions of the bridge which spans over 11.8km.


See Alternative Routes As FG Sets To Close Third Mainland Bridge


The bridge is reported to be the busiest in Nigeria alongside the Eko Bridge and the Carter Bridge connecting Victoria Island to mainland Lagos and has undergone several repairs in recent years..

Reacting, Kesha said the government is currently working on plans to carry out comprehensive repairs of Third Mainland Bridge.

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, 22nd October 2023 preparatory to the comprehensive repair works,” the statement partly read.

“In view of the foregoing, the motoring public are advised to cooperate with the traffic management officials by obeying and observing all diversions as directed.

“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,21st October 2023 to Sunday, 22nd 12midnight.”

The routes inward the Lagos Island are: Iddo inwards Carter Bridge, Market Road inwards Herbert Macaulay Road and Herbert Macaulay Road by Abeokuta Street, as well as Herbert Macaulay by Cemetery and Apapa Road inwards Oyingbo.

Below are alternative routes:

. Motorists from the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Alapere/Ogudu axis inwards Lagos Island will be diverted towards Gbagada-Oshodi expressway to link Ikorodu road/Funsho Williams Avenue to access Eko bridge and Lagos Island.

. Motorists from Lagos mainland going through Herbert Macaulay road (Adekunle axis) inwards Lagos Island via the third mainland bridge will be diverted towards Muritala Mohammed Way to make use of Carter bridge to link Lagos Island.

. vast Lagos lagoon delicately links the metropolis; hence water transportation is a good alternative. It is fast, convenient and safe. Motorists may want to explore the use of Jetty.