The Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Transportation, has announced the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for two weeks to allow the completion of rehabilitation and maintenance of the bridge.
The development was communicated on the official Twitter handle of the state government.
Announcing the adjustment to the current traffic flow, Frederic Oladeinde, the commissioner for transportation, said no vehicular movement will be allowed on the bridge from 12 midnight on January 15 to 12 midnight, January 29.
“In order to accomplish the planned reopening of the 3rd Mainland Bridge on February 22nd, 2021 due to the on-going rehabilitation/maintenance works, the Lagos State Government hereby announce the shifting of the current diversion point on the bridge to a closer position for traffic coming from Iyana Oworosoki going to Adekunle or Lagos Island.
“There shall be no vehicular access from Iyana Oworosoki to Adekunle axis on the slip road/ramp down on the 3rd Mainland Bridge for the two weeks period (midnight 15th to midnight 29th January, 2021) temporary change restrictions,” the commissioner said.