Lagos To Shut Adekunle-Adeniji Axis Of Third Mainland Bridge From Friday
According to a statement by Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the repair works are coming two weeks behind schedule due to delays occasioned by the #EndSARS protests around the Lagos metropolis.
The statement partly reads;
In furtherance of the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge occasioned by the ongoing first phase rehabilitation works nearing completion, the Lagos State Government has announced that there will be a total closure of the Adekunle to Adeniji section of the bridge for the second time from midnight of Friday 30th October to Sunday 1st November, 2020
The second phase closure of the repair works is coming two weeks behind schedule as a result of delays occasioned by the recent mayhems around the Lagos metropolis.
It is however essential to have it urgently done to prevent vibrations on the bridge during the casting-in-place of the newly installed expansion joints which in turn will allow the special concrete to achieve its required compressive strength.
The Commissioner had earlier explained that the casting of the expansion joints would be in two phases.
He said this is;
Due to the number of expansion joints that will be cast and to effectively manage the attendant traffic, hence, repair works slated for weekends to minimise inconveniences that may arise from the total closure.
Appreciating the patience exhibited by Lagosians from the commencement date of the project, Oladeinde said the previous alternative routes would remain open to commuting public during the closure.
He assured LASTMA and other traffic management agencies will be on ground to direct traffic for easy vehicular movement.
Oladeinde stated that the section of the bridge between Adekunle and Iyana–Oworo as well as Ebute Metta outbound section into Iyana-Oworo will remain open.
According to him;
The State is hereby appealing to residents of the State, especially motorists that ply these corridors to stay calm and key into the various measures put in place in order to achieve the January 2021 deadline for the completion of the project.