The Federal Government has announced plans to totally shutdown Third Mainland Bridge for another 3 days. This will be effectively from midnight on Friday, January 29, 2021, to midnight of Monday, February 1, 2021. Shutdown Third Mainland Bridge
This new closure of the bridge is to enable the contractors to perform another round of work. The work will be principally the delicate expansion joints replacement on the structure.
This disclosure was made by the Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Shutdown Third Mainland Bridge
Popoola explained that construction works had reached the stage for casting concrete on additional 3 expansion joints. This has neccesitated the need to stop all movements on the bridge that could cause vibrations.
He pointed out that the 72 hours closure was to ensure that the concrete sets properly. This will be during the curing process to make the rehabilitation works perfect and durable. He appealed for the understanding of Lagos residents. According to him, the current administration was passionate about quality infrastructure delivery and safety of road users. Shutdown Third Mainland Bridge
In a statement issued today, the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, assured that the bridge repair works are being done assiduously to ensure that the set deadline for reopening the entire bridge to motorists is met. Shutdown Third Mainland Bridge
Oladeinde advised motorists driving from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes.
While Iyana-Oworonsoki bound traffic from the Lagos Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba should use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu Road as alternative routes.
The Commissioner affirmed that Traffic Management Personnel will be deployed and stationed along the affected routes to minimise and address any traffic impediments during the closure.
Oladeinde appealed to road users to cooperate with the State Government in its efforts to ensure improved mobility through the free flow of vehicular movements on roads. Shutdown Third Mainland Bridge
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