On Friday, the Federal Ministry of Works announced the total closure of the four ramps on Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, for repairs starting from 7:00 a.m. on November 20.
Works controller Olukorede Kesha, in a statement on Friday, appealed to motorists to keep using alternative routes and obey traffic rules and officials during the repairs.
Ms Kesha said, “The federal government, through the Federal Ministry of Works, wishes to inform the motoring public that the government has perfected plans to carry out comprehensive repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
“In view of the above, the motoring public is hereby notified that all four ramps connecting Adekunle to Third Mainland Bridge will be closed at the same time going forward.
“Consequently, motorists are, hereby, advised to use alternative routes while cooperating with the traffic management officials deployed to manage traffic and ensure hitch-free movement.”
The repair of the bridge began with the closure of the Adekunle ramp on November 6.
Works minister David Umahi and the Lagos government later flagged off the rehabilitation project, expected to gulp over N21.074 billion on November 9.
Mr Umahi said the repairs of the four ramps of Adekunle-Adeniji would be completed on or before December 13 for Christmas and New Year, while the maintenance of the main carriageways would begin in January 2024.
However, the main carriageways of the bridge, both Island and mainland-bound, are still open to traffic.
The Adekunle section of the bridge has four ramps, which have a convergence point, and the repairs of all the ramps are expected to be completed within five weeks.