In what seems to be the last lap of the prolonged repairs on the third mainland bridge, The Lagos State Government has announced the total closure of the bridge effective Midnight Friday to Saturday midnight.
Announcing this through a statement issued on Wednesday, the Lagos State Commissioner of Transportation, Dr. Frederick Oladeinde, said the bridge would be shut for 24 hours to allow contractors move the equipment used during the rehabilitation process of the bridge.
Oladeinde said this will allow both the Oworonshoki and Adeniji bound lanes of the bridge to be fully open to traffic.
He further said the closure was necessary, having completed the replacement of the 12 expansion joints and to demobilise the superstructure of the bridge.
The commissioner, therefore, advised motorists from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes.
“While Iyana Oworoshoki-bound traffic from Lagos-Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba are enjoined to use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu road as alternative routes,” he said.
Mr Oladeinde assured that Traffic Management Personnel would be deployed along the affected routes to minimise and address any traffic impediments during the closure.
He commended the people of Lagos for their cooperation during the prolonged repair works of the bridge, assuring that it was now safe for use by all and sundry