The Federal Ministry of Energy, Works and Housing, in collaboration with the Lagos State Authorities will quickly shut the third mainland bridge from in the present day August 23rd to Sunday August 26th.
A press release launched by the state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ade Akinsanya stated the resolution was taken after due session with the Federal Ministry of Energy, Works and Housing. Akinsanya stated the four-day closure,will allow the contractors assess the true state of the bridge after which restore works would start by the finish of the 12 months or early in 2019.
“The Third Mainland Bridge which was opened about 30 years in the past by the then army authorities has had haphazard upkeep and repairs in the previous which the current Federal Authorities is dedicated to appropriate by finishing up correct and steady upkeep and repairs on it,” stated Akinsanya.
On alternative routes for use by motorists, Akinsanya stated motorists from Lagos Abeokuta, Agege, Ogba and Ikeja to utilize Oshodi by way of Mushin Ojuelegba to attach Carter Bridge into Island, whereas these from Ikorodu, Maryland are to utilize Funsho Williams Avenue, previously, Western Avenue by way of Yaba to Oyinbo and join Eko Bridge into Island. Motorists from Okokomaiko, Festac, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway are enjoined to ply by means of Ajegunle by way of Marine Bridge to Ijora to attach Carter Bridge to Apongbon into Lagos Island.
Conversely, motorists from the Island are anticipated to ply Eko Bridge and Carter Bridge into Mainland, whereas these in Lekki Ajah may also make use of Epe axis by means of Imota into Ikorodu.
All site visitors administration companies together with the Lagos State Visitors Administration Authority (LASTMA), Federal Highway Security Corps (FRSC) and the Police, amongst others, have been mandated to make sure clean movement of site visitors on all the different alternative roads and site visitors hall throughout the metropolis to make sure free movement of site visitors.