In a bid to address the deteriorating condition of the 3rd Mainland Bridge, the Lagos State Government (LASG), in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, has revealed plans for palliative works.
These essential repairs are scheduled for two consecutive Sundays, starting from September 17th and continuing on September 24th, 2023, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM each Sunday, according to a statement E-signed by Abdulhafiz Toriola, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation.
The maintenance project will be carried out in two distinct phases. The first phase will exclusively target the most critical sections of the bridge, specifically the portion from Iyana Oworonshoki towards Adeniji Adele/Lagos Island. This strategic approach aims to minimize disruption to the flow of traffic.
To ensure that commuters are not severely inconvenienced during this period, the government has established alternative routes for motorists:
Scene 1: For those traveling from the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway or the Alapere/Ogudu area heading towards Lagos Island, the diversion will direct them towards the Gbagada-Oshodi Expressway. From there, they can connect to Ikorodu Road/Funsho Williams Avenue, providing access to Eko Bridge and Lagos Island.
Scene 2: Motorists originating from the Lagos Mainland and using Herbert Macaulay Road (Adekunle axis) to reach Lagos Island via the 3rd Mainland Bridge will be rerouted towards Muritala Mohammed Way. This route will guide them to Carter Bridge, facilitating their journey to Lagos Island.
“The government advises all commuters to exercise patience and adhere to safety precautions during the palliative works on the bridge’s asphalt pavement,” the statement read in part. “This initiative aims to enhance the safety and quality of one of Lagos’s vital transportation links, ensuring the continued smooth flow of traffic for all residents and visitors.”