The Lagos State Government, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, has unveiled plans for palliative works on the Third Mainland Bridge.
These crucial repairs are scheduled for two consecutive Sundays, September 17th and 24th, 2023, with each session taking place between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm.
This decision aims to address the failed sections of the bridge and ensure its safety and functionality.
Phase One: Focusing on Critical Sections
The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, Engr. Abdulhafiz Toriola, outlined that the palliative works would be carried out in two distinct phases.
In the initial phase, attention will be concentrated on the most critical sections of the bridge, specifically the segment from Iyana Oworonshoki heading towards Adeniji Adele/Lagos Island.
This approach ensures that the most urgently needed repairs are promptly addressed to enhance the bridge’s reliability.
Minimizing Disruptions for Motorists
Recognizing the inconvenience that such repairs can cause to motorists, the government has carefully chosen Sundays for the work.
This decision aims to minimize disruptions during weekdays when traffic volume is higher.
Additionally, alternative routes have been carefully identified to facilitate the smooth flow of traffic during the rehabilitation process.
Alternative Routes and Diversion Plans
Motorists traveling from the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the Alapere/Ogudu axis towards Lagos Island will be diverted to the Gbagada-Oshodi Expressway.
From there, they can access Ikorodu Road/Funsho Williams Avenue, enabling them to reach the Eko Bridge and Lagos Island efficiently.
For those coming from the Lagos Mainland and planning to use Herbert Macaulay Road (Adekunle axis) to reach Lagos Island via the Third Mainland Bridge, they will be rerouted to Muritala Mohammed Way, leading them to the Carter Bridge, which provides access to Lagos Island.
A Plea for Caution and Safety
In conclusion, the Permanent Secretary urged motorists to exercise caution and adhere to safety measures while navigating the Third Mainland Bridge during the palliative works.
Safety is paramount during such infrastructure repairs, and the government’s appeal for vigilance underscores their commitment to both improving the bridge and ensuring the well-being of all commuters.
Ensuring Infrastructure Reliability and Safety
The announcement of palliative works on the Third Mainland Bridge underscores the importance of proactive maintenance and repair of critical infrastructure.
This move by the Lagos State Government, in collaboration with federal authorities, demonstrates their commitment to ensuring the safety and reliability of this vital transportation artery.
The decision to conduct the repairs on Sundays and provide alternative routes reveals a thoughtful approach aimed at minimizing disruptions for the traveling public.
Motorists are encouraged to heed safety precautions during this period, emphasizing the shared responsibility for safeguarding both infrastructure and lives.Read More On The Topic On TDPel Media