BREAKING: Lagos Postpones Planned Third Mainland Bridge Traffic Diversion

The much-anticipated palliative works on the 3rd Mainland Bridge, originally set to commence this Sunday, September 17, and continue on September 24, have been postponed due to heavy rainfall that has inundated the entire Lagos Metropolis.

In an official statement issued by Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, it was revealed that the ongoing heavy downpour has severely hindered the preliminary preparations required for the repair work on the bridge’s asphalt pavement, a critical step in ensuring the safety of commuters.

This unexpected delay has left many commuters and residents disappointed as they had been eagerly awaiting the repairs on this vital transportation artery. The 3rd Mainland Bridge is a lifeline for millions of Lagosians, and the need for its maintenance cannot be overstated.

Mr. Osiyemi, however, assured the public that a new date for the palliative works will be announced once weather conditions permit. He emphasized the importance of safety during this period, urging motorists to continue using the bridge while adhering to all recommended safety measures.

The 3rd Mainland Bridge, one of the longest bridges in Africa, has been showing signs of wear and tear in recent years, making these repair works crucial for ensuring its structural integrity and the safety of all who depend on it.

As the rainy season continues in Lagos, residents will be keeping a close eye on weather updates and eagerly awaiting the rescheduled dates for the repair work, which will ultimately help maintain the city’s vital transportation network.

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