The Federal Government has shut door the Adekunle exit of the Third Mainland Bridge as repairs works commences today November 6.
The Controller of Works for Lagos State, Olukorede Kesha, in a press conference on Sunday, November 5, said the Adekunle exit ramp would be closed to traffic from 9.00 a.m. for a two-week rehabilitation after which work would move to other areas.
She noted that the Adekunle section of the Third Mainland Bridge had four ramps, which had a convergence point, adding that repair of all the ramps would be completed within five weeks.
According to her, the sensitisation became necessary to guide motorists, assuring that the Third Mainland Bridge was open and free for use except for those who would want to connect Adekunle from the bridge.
“We are here to sensitise Lagosians on the forthcoming closure of Third Mainland Bridge tomorrow Nov. 6. By 9.00 a.m. the two access ramps to Adekunle will be closed to traffic. What that means is that if you are coming from Iyana Oworo, you can go straight. And if you are heading for Lagos Island, the road is still free for you; that bridge is still free for you.
You can use it straight to the Island but peradventure you are going to Adekunle, you will not be able to do that if you are coming from Iyana Oworo. Motorists coming from Lagos-Ibadan Expressway/Toll Gate/Ogudu axis inwards Lagos Island would not be able to access Adekunle/Ebute-Metta from the Third Mainland Bridge” she said
Kesha urged motorists to make use of alternative routes like Carter Bridge, Gbagada, Ikorodu Road, Ojota, and Funsho Williams Avenue, to avoid congestion on the Third Mainland Bridge.
She assured commuters of the presence of strategic signage, billboards, and on-site traffic officials to aid motorists, urging motorists to exercise patience and obey traffic rules and officials during the repair period.