In a crucial development, the Lagos State Government has unveiled plans to conduct essential repair work on sections of the heavily trafficked Third Mainland Bridge.
This announcement was made by the state Ministry of Transportation, with the Permanent Secretary, Abdulhafiz Toriola, conveying the details.
The repair operations are scheduled to take place on two consecutive Sundays, specifically on September 17 and 24.
During these days, repair activities will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., aimed at optimizing the bridge’s structural integrity.
To ensure the smooth flow of traffic and minimize disruption for commuters, the government has outlined alternative routes in the official statement.
For motorists coming from the Alapere/Ogudu axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway en route to Lagos Island, the diversion route will lead them towards the Gbagada-Oshodi Expressway, providing access to Ikorodu Road/Funsho Williams Avenue, which leads to the Eko Bridge and Lagos Island.
Likewise, motorists traveling from Lagos Mainland through Herbert Macaulay Road (Adekunle axis) towards Lagos Island via Third Mainland Bridge will be redirected towards Murtala Muhammed Way.
This route will guide them to use Carter Bridge, ultimately linking them to Lagos Island.
These measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of commuters and to expedite the repair process of the Third Mainland Bridge.
Motorists are advised to plan their journeys accordingly and follow the provided diversion routes during the specified repair dates.