Update on Third Mainland Bridge Repairs: Alternative Routes During Construction

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The Lagos State Government has declared that the third mainland bridge will undergo rehabilitation starting on Tuesday, January 9. However, the duration of the closure has not been specified.

Repair initiatives commenced on the bridge in November 2023 following an inspection by the Minister of Works, David Umahi.

Umahi had indicated that the rehabilitation would be completed within three months, with the anticipated conclusion in January 2024.

In a statement announcing the resumption of construction work on the bridge, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi, Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, stated:

“The closure is part of the ongoing work that started in November 2023, focusing on fixing the ramps, and now, the remaining parts of the bridge will also be repaired.”

See The Timetable Of How Third Mainland Bridge Will be Operating While Working on it;

From 12 a.m (midnight) to 12 noon, the bridge would be opened for travelers from the Mainland to the Island, while those who intend to travel from the Island to the Mainland are advised to use Eko Bridge.

This diversion means commuters coming from places like Oworonshoki, Ikeja, Berger, Ketu, and Ogudu, can access the bridge till noon when it’s closed.


From 12 noon to 12 a.m., motorists will be able to access the bridge from the Island to the Mainland while motorists from the Mainland heading towards the Island will have to use Eko Bridge.

This means motorists coming from places like Lekki, Ikoyi, and Obalende will have access to the bridge until midnight.

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