The planned closure of some parts of the Third Mainland Bridge by the Lagos State Government for some repairs has been indefinitely postponed.

Lagos State Shifts Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge


The Lagos State government had earlier announced plans to close down the bridge for two Sundays for palliative works to be carried out on the bridge.

On Friday, the government said it would close the bridge on September 17 and 24, 2023, from 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. each Sunday.

Fresh Development

However, in a fresh development, the Lagos government announced a shift in the closure of the bridge.

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Giving their reasons, the Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, said the postponement was due to heavy downpours experienced in all parts of the metropolis on Saturday.

The commissioner explained that the rain had affected the preliminaries of the planned palliative works on the asphalt pavement of the bridge by the Lagos State Public Works Corporation.

Mission Impossible

This has made it impossible for anything to be done for now.

He assured residents of the state that a later date which would be subject to weather conditions, would be duly communicated for the palliative works.


He also urged motorists to continue to access the bridge with observance of safety measures.


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