Lagos postpones planned closure of Third Mainland Bridge indefinitely


Third Mainland Bridge

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Lagos State Government has postponed the planned closure of some parts of Third Mainland Bridge for repair indefinitely.

The government had planned closure of the bridge for two Sundays for palliative works to be carried out on the bridge.

The Third Mainland Bridge was originally scheduled for closure on Sunday 17th and Sunday 24th September, 2023.

A statement issued by the Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, on Saturday said the postponement was due to heavy downpour experienced in all parts of the metropolis.

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Osiyemi explained that the rain has affected the preliminaries of the planned palliative works on the asphalt pavement of the bridge by the Lagos State Public Works Corporation.

He assured that a later date which would be subject to weather conditions would be duly communicated for the palliative works.

The Transport Commissioner urged motorists to continue to access the bridge with observance of safety measures.


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