The Tinubu-led Federal Government announced the closing of the Third Mainland Bridge’s Iyana Oworonshoki-Adeniji Adele segment on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. The Lagos Island-bound carriageway would be affected by the shutdown.
Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, asked motorists to obey traffic laws and choose alternate routes to avoid potential traffic jams during the highway’s extensive renovations.
Ojota-Ikorodu Road-Funsho Williams Avenue-Eko Bridge-Apogbon-CMS and Ojota-Ikorodu Road-Jibowu-Yaba-Oyingbo-Iddo-Carter Bridge-CMS were among the alternate routes and connections she described. As an alternative route, Gbagada-Anthony-Ikorodu Road-Funsho Williams-Eko Bridge-Apogbon-CMS was offered.
In the statement, it said;
“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.”
“As a result of the foregoing, motorists are advised to take alternate routes.” Motorists are also asked to comply with traffic management personnel who have been deployed to regulate traffic and maintain smooth flow in order to minimize inconvenience during this repair period.”
“While thanking the general public for their past cooperation and understanding, more is expected this time around.”