The Lagos state government has made a crucial announcement, indicating the closure of select sections of the Third Mainland Bridge for five weeks, beginning today, November 6.
Sola Giwa, the special adviser on transportation to Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed that repair works will kick off at 7 a.m. today.
The repair effort will commence with the ramps connecting Oworonshoki to Adekunle and Lagos Island, spanning a two-week duration.
Phase two of the restoration, scheduled to begin on November 20, will take an additional three weeks.
This vital repair project comes after widespread concerns over the bridge’s deteriorating condition, characterized by extensive potholes.
The government has outlined alternative routes to accommodate the flow of traffic during this maintenance period.
It’s important to note that the Third Mainland Bridge will remain accessible for motorists traveling to Victoria Island and from the Island to Oworonshoki.
Previously, the federal government had announced plans for palliative repairs on the bridge’s failed sections, commencing on October 23.