Lagos State Government has announced to the public that it will shut down Third Mainland Bridge for 24 hours from midnight Friday, February 26 to midnight Saturday, February 27.

The total closure of the bridge is expected to enable contractors to move the equipment used for its rehabilitation and maintenance ahead of the full reopening of both Oworonshoki and Adeniji bound lanes open to traffic.

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Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde said this in a statement on Wednesday, February 24. He advised motorists approaching the bridge from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba, as alternative routes.

He said passengers from Iyana Oworoshoki-bound traffic from Lagos-Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba are to use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu Road as alternative routes.

The Commissioner assured that traffic management personnel would be deployed along the affected routes to minimize and address any traffic impediments during the closure.

Commending Lagosians for their cooperation during the prolonged repair works of the Bridge, Oladeinde assured that the bridge is now safe for use by all and sundry.

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