Heavy Downpour/floods : Lagos State Government (LASG) postpones planned traffic diversion on Third Mainland Bridge.
Says a later date which will be subject to weather conditions will be duly communicated for the palliative works.
The Lagos State Government has announced the postponement of the planned two (2) Sundays palliative works on the failed sections of the 3rd Mainland Bridge, which was scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 17th and Sunday, 24th September, 2023.
The cancelation of the planned palliative works on the failed sections of the 3rd Mainland Bridge was due to the heavy downpour and floods experienced in all parts of the Metropolis on Saturday (today).
A release signed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi said the rain has affected the preliminaries of the planned palliative works on the asphalt pavement of the bridge by the Lagos State Public Works Corporation.
The Transport Commissioner urged Motorists to continue to access the bridge with observance of safety measures. He assured that a later date which will be subject to weather conditions will be duly communicated for the palliative works.
An earlier release by LASG said the proposed works will be strictly executed in two phases with phase one focusing only on the most critical sections of the Iyana Oworonshoki inward Adeniji Adele/Lagos Island.
In the press release, the State Government listed the following alternative routes for motorists during the proposed works :
“Motorists from the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Alapere/Ogudu axis inwards Lagos Island will be diverted towards Gbagada-Oshodi Expressway to link Ikorodu Road/Funsho Williams Avenue to access Eko Bridge and Lagos Island.
“Motorists from Lagos Mainland going through Herbert Macaulay Road (Adekunle axis) inwards Lagos Island via Third Mainland Bridge will be diverted towards Muritala Mohammed Way to make use of Carter Bridge to link Lagos Island.”