The Tinubu-led Federal Government (FG) announced the closure of the Iyana Oworonshoki-Adeniji Adele section of the Third Mainland Bridge from 11:00 a.m on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. The closure will affect the Lagos Island-bound carriageway.
Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, urged motorists to follow traffic regulations and use alternative routes to ease potential traffic challenges during the comprehensive repairs on the highway.
She outlined alternative routes and connections, including Ojota-Ikorodu Road-Funsho Williams Avenue-Eko Bridge-Apogbon-CMS, and Ojota-Ikorodu Road-Jibowu-Yaba-Oyingbo-Iddo-Carter Bridge-CMS. Additionally, Gbagada-Anthony-Ikorodu Road-Funsho Williams-Eko Bridge-Apogbon-CMS was also provided as an alternative route.
In the statement which read;
“The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Works wish to inform the motoring public that the emergency repairs of Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will continue with the closure of Iyana Oworonshoki-Adeniji Adele bound for the effective repairs of the entire section of the bridge.”
“Consequent upon the above, motorists are hereby advised to use alternative routes. Motorists are further advised to cooperate with the traffic management officials deployed to manage traffic and ensure hitch- free movements in order to minimise the discomfort during this repair period.”
“While thanking the general public for their past cooperation and understanding, more is expected this time around.”