The Lagos State Government has announced the resumption of repair works on the Third Mainland Bridge, with the closure scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 9. The bridge, which had undergone repairs in November 2023, was temporarily reopened on December 21 to facilitate smoother traffic flow during the festive season.
According to the statement issued by the Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Oluwaseun Osiyemi, the closure is necessary to allow the Federal Ministry of Works to continue repairing specific sections of the bridge. The focus of the repairs will be on the Iyana Oworonshoki-Adeniji Adele section, to ensure effective and comprehensive restoration of the entire section.
Osiyemi explained that the ongoing work, which initially concentrated on fixing the ramps, would now extend to address the remaining parts of the bridge. To manage the impact on commuters, the following arrangements have been put in place:
- Morning Schedule (12 am to 12 noon): The bridge will be open for Mainland inbound Island travelers, while those heading from the Island to the Mainland are advised to use Eko Bridge.
- Afternoon and Evening Schedule (12 noon to 12 am): Motorists will have access to the bridge from the Island to the Mainland during this period, while those traveling from the Mainland to the Island are encouraged to use Eko Bridge.
These timings have been strategically selected to align with peak traffic periods and alleviate travel stress for commuters. The commissioner urged motorists to cooperate with traffic management officials during this period and expressed gratitude for the public’s understanding and cooperation. He emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts to ensure road safety.