In fulfilment of the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola’s assurance, the Lagos State Government has announced the reopening of the Third Mainland Bridge to full vehicular movement on both lanes after the completion of the rehabilitation works.
A statement issued by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, thanked Lagosians for their understanding and cooperation during the construction works, adding that removal of the equipment from the bridge was done swiftly and completed earlier than the proposed period.
While commending the site engineers, traffic management officials and safety responders who participated in the successful completion of the project, Oladeinde assured that both the Oworonshoki and Adeniji bound lanes of the bridge are now safe for motorists’ usage.
The Commissioner, therefore, advised motorists to drive with caution and observe the stipulated traffic laws of the State, assuring that Traffic Management Personnel would continue to carry out their duties and official responsibilities at the various zones and stations across the State.
He maintained that the State Government will not relent in the actualisation of its Smart City vision and appealed to the citizenry to continue to embrace safety as it is the focal point of the various constructions and rehabilitation of road infrastructure still ongoing in the State.
Recall that the rehabilitation of the Bridge, which was mainly to allow repair works on the worn-out expansion joints on the bridge, commenced on the 24th of July, 2020.