The Lagos State Government has announced the commencement of repair works on the Third Mainland Bridge (3MB), one of the city’s critical transportation links. The repairs will be executed in two distinct phases and will impact certain sections of the bridge.
Phase 1 of the repair work will begin on Monday, November 6, 2023, and is scheduled to last for two weeks. During this period, the following closures will be in effect:
- Ramp inward Adekunle from Oworonshoki.
- Ramp inward Adekunle from Lagos Island.
This phase of repairs will necessitate the closure of these specific sections, affecting commuters who use these routes.
Following Phase 1, Phase 2 of the repair work will commence approximately three weeks later, on November 20, 2023. During this phase, the following closures will be in effect:
- Ramp outward from Adekunle to Oworonshoki.
- Ramp outward from Adekunle to the Island.
Phase 2 will also require the closure of these sections, impacting those who travel in and out of Adekunle.
It is essential to note that the Third Mainland Bridge will remain open for motorists heading directly to the Victoria Island axis and for those traveling from the Island towards Oworonshoki. However, diversions into the Ebute Metta axis will be in place during this phase of repairs.
The Lagos State Government has already communicated alternative routes to ease the inconvenience to commuters. These alternative routes should be utilized during the repair period.
The government is committed to ensuring the safety and longevity of the Third Mainland Bridge, and these repair works are essential to achieving that goal. Residents and commuters are urged to plan their journeys accordingly and cooperate with the necessary traffic arrangements.
For updates and further information, you can follow the official social media accounts of Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwooluofficial) and Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat (@drobafemihamzat).