The Lagos State government has announced that there would be total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge from midnight of Friday, February 26 to midnight Saturday, February 27.
Making this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday, the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said that the bridge would be closed for 24 hours.
Oladeinde said that the closure would enable the contractors move the equipment used during the rehabilitation process off the bridge completely to allow both the Oworonshoki and Adeniji bound lanes open fully to traffic.
The commissionwr added that the closure was necessary, having completed the replacement of the 12 expansion joints and to also demobilise the superstructure of the bridge.
He, therefore, advised motorists from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes.
He said, “Iyana Oworoshoki-bound traffic from Lagos-Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba are enjoined to use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu Road as alternative routes.”
Assuringel that trafficanagement personnel would be deployed along the affected routes to minimise and address any traffic impediments during the closure, the commissioner commended Lagosians for their cooperation during the prolonged repair works of the bridge, assuring that it was now safe for use by all and sundry.