FG announces fresh two week total shutdown of Third Mainland Bridge


The Federal Government has said it will shut the Lagos Island bound traffic on the Third Mainland Bridge for two weeks commencing from Wednesday, January 13 – January 27, as part of ongoing rehabilitation works on the busy bridge.

This was revealed in a memo by the Office of the Federal Controller of Works (Federal Ministry of Works & Housing) to the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation on Saturday and made available to newsmen.

The memo titled “Shifting of current diversion point towards Oworosonki and closing of the Lagos Island bound carriageway including the Adekunle slip Road” and signed by the Federal Controller, Works Lagos, Engineer Popoola Olukayode called for cooperation and understanding from the public, particularly, motorists.

According to Popoola, “The contractor plans to shift the current diversion point 2 kilometres towards Oworonsoki and close to traffic the Lagos Island bound carriageway including the Adekunle bound slip road beside the current diversion points for two weeks starting from Wednesday, January 12 to 27.

”This is to enable her remove, replace and cast in place joint 23 after the current diversion point alongside the other two joints—16 and 17. She is working on presently on the Lagos Island bound carriageway.” He explained that after casting the three joints and asphalting, the whole Lagos Island bound carriageway will be reopened to traffic. Popoola, however, assured that the repairs would not be delayed unnecessary to allow for smooth traffic.

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