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Third Mainland Bridge Closure: Lagos Issues Advisory To Motorists



Third Mainland Bridge advisory

Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation has issued an advisory to motorists following the closure of parts of the Third Mainland Bridge for repairs.

A statement issued by the commissioner advising motorists on road closures and alternative routes said that the closure is set to commence from November 6 and will last for five weeks.

He said that the closure which will affect Oworonshoki-Adekunle and Lagos Island (Adeniji Adele) – Adekunle Ramps.

He said:

In view of the above, the motoring public is hereby notified that the repair works will begin with the ramps connecting Oworoshoki to Adekunle and Lagos – Island (Adeniji Adele) to Adekunle simultaneously.

Consequently, while the two ramps mentioned above are under closure, the following alternative routes are advised for traffic:


Motorists from Lagos Island heading to Ebute Metta will be diverted to Ilubirin to connect Carter Bridge (Idumota Bridge) to link Iddo inwards Otto/Oyingbo axis and access Herbert Macaulay Way to link their desired destinations.


Motorists from Victoria Island are to go through Bonny Camp to Onikan Marina Bridge, Apongbon to Eko Bridge, Costain to Apapa Road, Railway Compound to Alagomeji, Glover Road to Apena Junction, Herbert Macaulay Way to reach their destinations.

In the same vein, Motorists wishing to travel through Adekunle to Ebute – Metta from Lagos – Ibadan are advised to use the following alternative routes:


Motorists from Motorways will be diverted to Ikorodu Road (Ojota, Anthony, Onipanu, Fadeyi) and Jibowu to access Herbert Macaulay Way to continue their journeys.


Motorists from Gbagada can go through Anthony Interchange to link Ikorodu Road inwards Jibowu to access Herbert Macaulay Way and link their desired destinations.


Motorists from Apapa-Oshodi Expressway wishing to link Ebute-Meta are advised to link Oshodi Bridge to Town Planning Way to Ikorodu Road and then link their various destinations

We wish to state that adequate traffic and security personnel will be deployed to the construction zones and the various alternative routes/critical points: Motorists are therefore enjoined to cooperate with them, exercise patience and observe safety measures during the palliative works.

It should be noted that the entire stretch of Third Mainland Bridge inward and outward will be open for travel during this period as only the Adekunle ramp will be affected,” the commissioner said in his advisory.

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