The Lagos State Government has said that the Third Mainland Bridge will be closed for 24hours for the removal of equipment used during the rehabilitation works.
In a statement on Wednesday, Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said the bridge will be closed from midnight of Friday, February 26 till midnight of Saturday, February 27.
Oladeinde added that the 24-hour closure would enable the contractors to move the equipment used during the rehabilitation process off the bridge completely to allow both the Oworonshoki and Adeniji bound lanes to open fully to traffic.
He explained that the closure was necessary having completed the replacement of the 12 expansion joints and demobilise the superstructure of the bridge.
Oladeinde urged motorists from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes, while 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.
He assured that Traffic Management Personnel would be deployed along the affected routes to minimize and address any traffic impediments during the closure.
Commending Lagosians for their cooperation during the prolonged repair works of the Bridge, the commissioner assured that the bridge is now safe for use by all and sundry.