Mr. Olukayode Popoola who is the Federal Controller of Works Lagos on Tuesday made an annoucement of a 72 hours total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge to cast concrete on the expansion joints.

In his words he said;

There is going to be a total closure of Third Mainland Bridge in order to allow for the casting of three number expansion joints on the Island Bound Lane.

The effective date of the closure will be from 2:00 midnight of 25th December to midnight of 28th December, so people will be allowed to use the Third Mainland Bridge to celebrate Christmas.

He also mentioned that all the alternative routes were in good condition and traffic regulatory agencies has been deployed to effectively divert and managed traffic to avoid gridlock.

He then appealed road user to cooperate with traffic regulatory agencies.

The Minister of Works, also used the opportunity to announce a 48-hours partial closure of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway from December 28 to 29 in other to complete some work on a fly over bridge on the project.