The state government of Lagos will shut down the Third Mainland Bridge for 24 hours on Friday, 26 February, and reopen it midnight on Saturday, 27 February.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, made this known.
The complete closure of the bridge would help contractors transfer equipment off the bridge and cause both Oworonshoki and Adeniji connected lanes to be completely open to traffic, Oladeinde said.
He advised motorists approaching the bridge to use Ikorodu Lane, Jibowu and Yaba as alternate routes from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada.
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The use of Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu Road as alternate routes is also suggested for Iyana Oworonshoki-bound traffic from Lagos-Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba.
The Commissioner guaranteed that during the shutdown, traffic control teams would be stationed along the affected roads to reduce and overcome any traffic impediments.