The Lagos State Government has announced plans to close the Oworonshoki bound lane of the Third Mainland Bridge.
In a statement on Wednesday by the state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Fredric Oladeinde, the bridge will be closed from vehicular movement by midnight on Saturday, February 6, 2021, till 7pm on Sunday, February 7, 2021.
The commissioner noted that the decision to close the bridge is to remove the last expansion joint on the Oworonshoki bound lane.
He stressed that the closure was vital to enable the contractor to move their equipment to the Oworonshoki bound lane within the given period without any interruption.
Oladeinde, however, assures Lagos residents that traffic management personnel would be deployed along the affected routes to minimize and address any traffic impediments during the closure.
The statement reads: “Motorists from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada are advised to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes, while Iyana Oworosoki bound traffic from the Lagos Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba should use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu road as alternative routes.
“The State Government hereby appeals to residents to cooperate with the State Government as the ongoing repair works on the bridge is for the safety of all and sundry. Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu led administration will not relent in ensuring safety on Lagos roads.“