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Nigeria To Close Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos For Maintenance Repairs on Sunday

The federal controller of works for Lagos State urged Nigerians to obediently follow diverted routes to ensure smooth flow of traffic.

On Thursday, the Federal Government announced that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will be closed for repairs. The closure would take place from midnight on Saturday, October 21, until midnight on Sunday, October 22.

In a statement, Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works for Lagos State, stated that the government was prepared to commence extensive bridge restoration, beginning with crucial section repairs.

Kesha indicated that the Third Mainland Bridge would undergo extensive repairs, and that the Federal Government wanted the driving public to know that this was something they were actively working on.

In the statement, Kesha said, “However, in order to alleviate the pains currently being experienced on the bridge, the Ministry would be carrying out palliative works on the most critically failed sections along the Adeniji bound carriageway on Sunday, Oct. 22 preparatory to the comprehensive repair works.”

She urged drivers to assist traffic management personnel by following all instructions and respecting diversions to ensure smooth traffic flow, going on to say, “Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes where possible during the period of the palliative works as the Adeniji bound of the bridge will be closed to traffic from Saturday, Oct. 21 to Sunday, 22nd 12.00 midnight.”

Many Nigerians have been bemoaning the bridge’s terrible condition lately, as large portions of its 11.8-kilometer length are filled with many potholes.

The government had, in September, postponed the repair works on the bridge due to heavy rain during that period.

Ozioma Samuel-Ugwuezi

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