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3rd Mainland Bridge closure: LASG Closes Adekunle-Adeniji Axis for Repairs

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In line with the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge due to the ongoing first phase rehabilitation works nearing completion, the Lagos State Government has reiterated that there will be total closure of the Adekunle to Adeniji section of the bridge from midnight of Friday 9th of October to Sunday 11th October, 2020.

 

According to a Statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the closure of that section was necessary to prevent vibrations on the bridge during the casting-in-place of the newly installed expansion joints which in turn will allow the special concrete achieve its required compressive strength.

 

The Commissioner further explained that the casting of the expansion joints will be in two phases due to the number of expansion joints that will be casted and to effectively manage the attendant traffic, while adding that the first phase closure of the section was slated for this weekend to minimise inconveniences that may arise.

 

Appreciating the patience exhibited by Lagosians from July 24th commencement date of the project, Oladeinde hinted that the previous alternative routes remain the same for road users to utilise during the closure period, while LASTMA and other Traffic Management Agencies will be on ground to direct traffic for easy vehicular movement.

 

The Transport Commissioner also assured that the section of the bridge between Adekunle and Iyana–Oworo still remains open, as well as Ebute Metta outbound section into Iyana-Oworo.

 

He further explained that the second phase closure of the Adekunle and Adeniji section of the bridge will be announced at a later date to enable residents plan their movement within the metropolis.

 

The State Government is hereby appealing to residents of the State, especially motorists that ply these corridors to stay calm and cooperate with the interventions put in place in order to achieve the January 2021 deadline for the completion of the project.

 

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