Third Mainland Bridge’s Oworonshoki lane to be closed Saturday – LSG
The Lagos State government has announced plans to totally shut down the Oworonshoki-bound lane of the Third Mainland Bridge to vehicular movement by midnight on Saturday, February 6.
The axis would remain closed until 7pm on Sunday, February 7.
This is to remove the last expansion joint on the Oworonshoki-bound lane.
The announcement was made in a statement on Wednesday by the Ministry of Transportation.
It explained the closure was to enable contractors to move their equipment to the Oworonshoki-bound lane within the given period.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, stated that the rehabilitation process was being enhanced to ensure that set deadlines were met.
He assured that traffic management personnel would be deployed along the alternative routes, to minimise and address any traffic impediment during the closure.
Oladeinde also appealed for cooperation from residents, saying the ongoing repair work on the bridge was for the safety of all and sundry.
He added that the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration would not relent in ensuring the safety of residents on roads in the state.
During the closure, the government urged motorists from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu, and Yaba as alternative routes.
Those from Lagos Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle, and Yaba attempting to go through Iyana Oworonshoki were asked to use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu, and Ikorodu Road as alternative routes.