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FG Closes Third Mainland Bridge Friday (See Alternative Routes)



FG Closes Third Mainland Bridge Friday (See Alternative Routes)

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge will be shut for maintenance by the Federal Ministry of Works midnight Friday.

Fashola stated that the scheduled maintenance work would last from July 2020 to January 2021.

According to the minister, maintenance of the third mainland bridge was to replace damaged components for better motoring experience.

Naija News reports that the Lagos State Government had earlier revealed alternative routes for motorists.

The Lagos govt advised motorists driving towards Ikeja and Ikorodu from Osborne Road, Ikoyi in the morning to use the Carter Bridge to access Eko Bridge through Ijora Olopa. This would lead them through Funsho Williams Avenue to Doman Long Bridge to Ikorodu. Or use Carter Bridge to Iddo through Oyingbo to Herbert Macaulay to Jibowu and link Ikorodu Road.

For motorists leaving Victoria Island, he urged them to drive through Ozumba Mbadiwe Road to Falomo Bridge through Alfred Rewane to Old Kingsway Road, Osborn to Ilubirin and Catter Bridge.

A second option for this category of motorists is to take Bonny Camp to Independence Bridge to Marina Bridge through Apongbon to Eko Bridge, Ijora Olopa, Iddo, and Oyingbo.

The government urged afternoon road users inbound Lagos Island to use Ojota on Ikorodu road to access Funsho Williams Avenue through Eko Bridge/Apongbon axis or utilize Ikorodu road to access Fadeyi/Jibowu/Yaba axis and also access Oyingbo-Iddo to Carter Bridge.

Alternatively, motorists can use Oshodi/Charity through Agege Motor Road to access Cappa to link Ilupeju Bypass or Mushin to get to Town Planning Way to link Ikorodu road or access Moshalasi/Idi-Oro from Mushin to access Funsho Williams avenue and connect Eko Bridge to get to Apongbon or use Empire road to access Yaba to link Oyingbo-Iddo axis.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.