By 11am on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, the Iyana Oworoshoki-Lagos Island bound carriageway of the Third Mainland Bridge (TMB) will be closed to traffic, the federal government has said.
The road closure, according to the government, is to enable the contractor handling the comprehensive rehabilitation of the bridge to continue his work which was suspended on December 14 for the Yuletide celebrations.
“The motoring public is hereby notified that the emergency repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will continue with the closure of Iyana Oworonshoki- Adeniji Adele bound carriageway for the effective repairs of the entire section of the bridge,” Olukorede Kesha (an Engineer), the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, said in a statement obtained by BusinessDay on Thursday.
Kesha advised that, as a result of the planned closure, motorists should use alternative routes to reach their destinations. These include Ojota – Ikorodu Road- Funsho Williams Avenue – Eko Bridge-Apogbon-CMS.
Others are Ojota- Ikorodu Road- Jibowu – Yaba- Oyingbo-Iddo- Carter Bridge- CMS, and Gbagada- Anthony- Ikorodu Road- Funsho Williams – Eko Bridge- Apogbon Bridge – CMS.
The Controller pleaded with motorists to cooperate with traffic management officials deployed to manage traffic and ensure hitch- free movements in order to minimize discomfort during this repair period.
While thanking the general public, especially motorists, for their past cooperation and understanding, Kesha said that more was expected from them this time around.