The Federal Government has disclosed that the repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State will begin on November 6, 2023.
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Olukorede Kesha, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.
Recall that the Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, had last week announced the closure of the 11.8-kilometre-long bridge for repair works from November 1.
However, Kesha said the government has perfected plans to carry out comprehensive repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos starting from November 6 and will be done in five weeks.
She stated that the repair would begin with the ramps connecting Oworonshoki to Adekunle and Lagos Island (Adeniji Adele) to Adekunle simultaneously.
The statement read: “The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Works wishes to inform the motoring public that it has perfected plans to carry out comprehensive repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
“In view of the above, the motoring public is hereby notified that the repair works will begin with the ramps connecting Oworonshoki to Adekunle and Lagos-Island (Adeniji Adele) to Adekunle simultaneously.
“Consequently, the two ramps mentioned above will be closed to traffic by 7.00 a.m. on Monday, November 6, 2023, for five weeks.
“Motorists are, therefore, advised to cooperate with the traffic management officials by obeying and observing all diversions as directed. They are encouraged to use the alternative routes as attached.”
Kesha urged motorists to comply with traffic rules, saying officers would be deployed at all diversion routes for effective monitoring, management, and control.
The controller said tow trucks and vehicles would also be deployed to remove distressed vehicles and trucks promptly.
She attached a traffic management plan for seamless movement during the emergency repairs of the bridge.
“Motorists coming from Iyana-Oworo on the Mainland and going to Adekunle were advised to avoid the Third Mainland and use alternative routes.
“Likewise, the ones coming from the Island on the Adeniji side going to Adekunle should use alternative routes because there will not be access to Adekunle,” she added.