The Lagos State Government had announced that it would temporarily close down the bridge for four days, “starting from midnight of August 23 to midnight of August 26, 2018”.

The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, in collaboration with the Lagos State Government commences a three-day investigative maintenance test on the Third Mainland Bridge from midnight, August 22, the Lagos State Government has assured residents of free flow of traffic, urging motorists and residents to comply with all traffic rules and directional signs to alternative routes during the period.


Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Ademola Kuti, however, warned motorists, comprising commercial and private vehicle owners to make use of alternative routes provided during the three-day closure of the bridge to ensure free movement of traffic in Lagos metropolis.

On travel advisory on Third Mainland Bridge closure provided by the Lagos State Government through the State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), motorists were enjoined to make use of alternative routes, which included “Ikorodu – from Ketu-Ojota to Fadeyi, motorists are urged to go through Funsho Williams Avenue to Apongbon /CMS. “They can also make use of Jibowu / Murtala Mohammed Way to Oyingbo /Iddo / Carter Bridge.

“For motorists coming from Lagos /Abeokuta Expressway from toll gate to Oshodi, down to Mushin to link Funsho Williams. Also, motorists from Gbagada Expressway from Berger or Ketu -Ojota Bridge /Ogudu Expressway to Anthony can link Ikorodu Road and continue their journey as stated above.”