The Lagos State Government has announced total closure of the Adekunle to Adeniji section of the Third Mainland Bridge for repairs.
The announcement was made in a statement by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, on Wednesday.
According to Oladeinde, the total closure of the section of the bridge for the second time would be from midnight of Friday, October 30 to Sunday, November 1, 2020
He assured road users that the section of the bridge between Adekunle and Iyana–Oworo would remain open, as well as Ebute Metta outbound section into Iyana-Oworo.
“In furtherance of the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge occasioned by the ongoing first phase rehabilitation works nearing completion, the Lagos State Government has announced that there will be a total closure of the Adekunle to Adeniji section of the bridge for the second time from midnight of Friday 30th October to Sunday 1st November, 2020,” the statement read in part.
“The second phase closure of the repair works is coming two weeks behind schedule as a result of delays occasioned by the recent mayhems around the Lagos metropolis.
“It is however essential to have it urgently done to prevent vibrations on the bridge during the casting-in-place of the newly installed expansion joints which in turn will allow the special concrete to achieve its required compressive strength.”
The commissioner hinted that the previous alternative routes remain the same for road users to utilise during the closure period, while LASTMA and other Traffic Management Agencies would be on the ground to direct traffic for easy vehicular movement.
“The State Government is hereby appealing to residents of the State, especially motorists that ply these corridors to stay calm and key into the various measures put in place in order to achieve the January 2021 deadline for the completion of the project,” the statement added.