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Third Mainland Bridge: Lagos to close Oworonshoki bound lane Saturday

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The Oworonshoki bound lane of the Third Mainland Bridge will be completely closed to vehicular movement. This was announced by the Lagos State Government on Wednesday.

The bridge will be closed by midnight on Saturday, February 6, 2021 till 7pm on Sunday February 7, 2021 for removal of the last expansion joint on the Oworonshoki bound lane.

According to a statement released by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Fredric Oladeinde, he explained that the closure was important.

This will allow the contractor move their equipment to the Oworonshoki bound lane within the given period without any interruption.

Oladeinde, stated that the rehabilitation process is being strengthened to make sure the set deadlines were met.

“Motorists from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada are advised to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes, while Iyana Oworosoki-bound traffic from Lagos Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba should use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu Road as alternative routes.” Oladeinde implored

The Transport Commissioner assured that Traffic Management Personnel have been positioned along the affected routes. This is to reduce and address any traffic hindrance during the closure.

“The State Government hereby appeals to residents to cooperate with the State Government as the ongoing repair works on the bridge is for the safety of all and sundry. Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu led administration will not relent in ensuring safety on Lagos roads,” the Commissioner guaranteed.

 

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