Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to be closed, says FG

Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to be closed, says FG

- The Third Mainland Bridge will be closed completely on Saturday, December 26

- Also, the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be partially closed on Monday, December 28

- This was announced on Tuesday, December 22, by the federal controller of works, Olukayode Popoola

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With effect from Saturday, December 26, the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will be closed to allow for expansion constructions.

This was disclosed on Tuesday, December 22, by the federal controller of works in the state, Olukayode Popoola, The Nation reports.

Popoola disclosed that the closure will last for 72 hours days which will expire on Tuesday, December 28.

The controller explained that the period will afford the workers sufficient time to cast concrete on the expansion joints.

Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to be closed, says FG
Both the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be closed, according to the federal government (Photo: Leadership)
Source: UGC

He said:

“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

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”The effective date of the closure will be from 12:00 midnight of 25th of December. So people will be allowed to use the Third Mainland Bridge to celebrate Christmas.
“By the time the Christmas is winding down which is 12:00 midnight, we are going to close it so that we will be able to cast the concrete on Saturday the 26th and 27th we cast again."

He also announced that there will be a partial closure of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for 48 hours, beginning from Monday, December 28 to Tuesday, December 29, for the completion of some repairs.

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Popoola stated:

“That area will be cordoned off, there will be closure within that section from 12:00 pm on 28th of December and it will be opened to traffic by 5:00am the following day."

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Meanwhile, Governor Seyi Makinde-led government in Oyo state said it had deployed 100 traffic managers to the Lagos-Ibadan expressway to direct traffic and make the road less congested for users as rehabilitation of the road started on Monday, September 2.'s regional reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that the executive chairman, Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority (OYRTMA), Akin Fagbemi, made the disclosure on Monday, September 2, in Ibadan, while briefing journalists on the efforts of the state government to ease the burden of travelers using the major highway.

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