See Alternate Routes As Third Mainland Bridge Shuts Down Temporarily From Today Till Sunday – The Lagos State Government has announced that the 3rd Mainland Bridge will be temporarily shut down for four days starting from August 23 to August 26, 2018, so that Investigative Maintenance Test can be carried out.
Mr Ade Akinsanya, The State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, disclosed this in a statement and said that the decision was taken after thorough consultation with the Federal Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing.
According to Akinsanya, the four-day closure will allow the contractors to assess the true state of the bridge which would be followed by works at the end of the year or early in 2019.
Justifying the necessity for the closure, Akinsanya said: “The 3rd Mainland Bridge which was opened about 30 years ago by the then military government has had haphazard maintenance and repairs in the past which the present Federal Government is committed to correct by carrying out proper and continuous maintenance and repairs on it.”
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Akinsanya urged motorists from Lagos Abeokuta, Agege, Ogba and Ikeja to make use of Oshodi via Mushin Ojuelegba to connect Carter Bridge into Island, while those from Ikorodu, Maryland are to make use of Funsho Williams Avenue, formerly, Western Avenue via Yaba to Oyinbo and connect Eko Bridge into Island.
Motorists from Okokomaiko, Festac, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway are enjoined to ply through Ajegunle via Marine Bridge to Ijora to connect Carter Bridge to Apongbon into Lagos Island. Conversely, motorists from the Island are expected to ply Eko Bridge and Carter Bridge into Mainland, while those in Lekki Ajah can also make use of Epe axis through Imota into Ikorodu.