The Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola on Tuesday, announced a 72-hour total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge to cast concrete on the expansion joints.
“There is going to be total closure of Third Mainland Bridge in order to allow for the casting of three number expansion joints on the Island Bound lane. The effective date of the closure will be from 12:00 midnight of 25th of December to midnight or 28th December., So people will be allowed to use the Third Mainland Bridge to celebrate Christmas,” he said.
The controller added that all the alternative routes were in good condition and traffic regulatory agencies had been deployed to effectively divert and manage traffic to avert gridlock.He appealed to road users to cooperate with traffic regulatory agencies.
Popoola also announced a 48 hours partial closure of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, to complete some work on a fly over bridge on the project.