By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The planned closure of the Third Mainland Bridge will be partial, according to the Lagos State Government, which disclosed this via a tweet by the Spokesman to the State Governor, Gboyeka Akosile, who quoted the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engineer Aramide Adeyoye.
According to the tweet, “The closure of 3rd Mainland Bridge on July 24 will be partial, not complete closure as being speculated. A side of the carriageway will be open to traffic, while the other carriageway undergoes repair. Then the process is repeated on the other lane.”
However, motorists have been adviced to use alternative routes during the bridge’s partial closure.
In a signed statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, on Friday, the six-months exercise to be embarked on by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing would target fixing the worn out expansion joints on the structure of the bridge, which was proof of the state government’s commitment to the free flow of traffic during the period, adding that ongoing repair works on the alternative routes highlighted for traffic management were being rounded up in readiness for the partial closure slated for Friday, July 24.
The commissioner confirmed that some failed sections of the alternative routes such as Iddo inwards Carter Bridge, Market Road inward Herbert Macaulay Road, Herbert Macaulay road by Abeokuta Street, Herbert Macaulay by Cemetery and Apapa inward Oyingbo had been fixed.