In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 08th, July, 2020

”We Do not Need The Bridge To Collapse”- Ministry Of Works Speaks On Why third Mainland Bridge Will Be Shut For Six Months

''We Don't Want The Bridge To Collapse''- Ministry Of Works Speaks On Why 3rd Mainland Bridge Will Be Shut For Six Months

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Third Mainland Bridge

The Ministry of Works and Housing says the proposed plan to close the third mainland bridge for a interval of six months starting from July 24 will start and  there is no such thing as a going again.

In accordance with the Ministry, the repairs are crucial in order to avert a collapse of the bridge.

Talking at a press convention in Lagos on Tuesday, July eight, the Controller of Works, Federal Ministry of Works, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, mentioned the bridge was final rehabilitated in 2012 and that it is vital repairs are carried out now to avert a collapse of the ever-busy bridge.

In accordance with Popoola, the primary three months can be used to hold out work on the a part of the bridge coming from the Lagos Island to the Mainland, whereas work on the opposite portion of the bridge coming from Oworonsoki to Lagos Island would start three months later.


“We don’t need the bridge to break down. We need to change worn out elements and joints. The bridge shall be partially closed and there shall be diversion of site visitors from midnight to 1pm each morning for motion from Oworonsoki to Lagos Island solely on the Lagos Island certain lane whereas from 1pm to midnight, it will likely be Lagos Island to Oworonsoki site visitors solely on the Lagos Island certain lane.

This shall be in place for 3 months for the repairs of the Oworonsoki certain lane,” he mentioned

Popoola mentioned the second part of the work would comply with the identical sample and can be for one more three months.


“Motorists are suggested to additionally ply the choice routes of Carter Bridge by way of Iddo to Oyingbo to hitch Adekunle ramp inward Oworonsoki, or from Ijora by way of Western Avenue to Ikorodu Street
,” he mentioned.

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The repairs on the bridge is predicted to terminate in January.

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