HeadlinesNewsTransport Sanwo-Olu, Fashola appreciate Lagosians’ patience as 3rd Mainland Bridge reopens By maritimemag February 28, 202142 views ShareTweet 0 Sanwo-Olu, Fashola appreciate Lagosians’ patience as 3rd Mainland Bridge reopens The Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola have expressed gratitude to lagosians for their patience and understanding while repair work on The Third Mainland Bridge lasted. Sanwo-Olu through his official Twitter handle on Saturday said, “Dear Lagosians, The Third Mainland Bridge maintenance and rehabilitation is completed, and is now fully accessible to all. “Thank you for your patience and kind understanding during the period of its closure. Please adhere strictly to traffic laws while commuting.” The Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola also confirmed the reopening. He said, “Third mainland bridge rehab completed. Fully opens to traffic at 12noon today. Thank you all for your patience. Drive safely.” Recall that, the Federal Government had partially shut the Third Mainland Bridge on July 24, 2020, for another round of rehabilitation. The #EndSARS protests led to extension of series of repairs, expected to last six months, from January to February. The construction was initially divided into two phases of three months on each carriageway, starting with the Oworonsoki-bound carriageway whose completion dragged to four months. Traffic was partially diverted on a stretch of 3.5km where construction was on-going between Adeniji Adele Ramp and Ebute Meta, while different time belts were allotted for traffic diversions on the bridge. © 2021, maritimemag. All rights reserved.