3rd mainland bridge to be for six months as from July 24, says FG

3rd mainland bridge to be for six months as from July 24, says FG

3rd mainland bridge to be for six months as from July 24, says FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to shut down the Third Mainland Bridge for maintenance work from July 24, 2020.

This was disclosed by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, during an interaction with newsmen earlier today.

During the interaction, The federal controller of Works, Lagos, Mr. Popoola disclosed that consultations were on for another phase of repair works to commence on the Third Mainland Bridge.

According to Popoola,

We want to do maintenance work on Third Mainland Bridge very soon. Most likely on the 24th. We may close it from the 24th of July.’’
“We are still working out the modalities and when we perfect the traffic management plan we will move to site. Everything being expected for the repairs of the bridge arrived the country that is why we want to start the repairs now,’’

Reports have it that there are some worn-out joints of the bridge, which has raised some serious safety concerns for the users of the bridge.

The federal government will be working with the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) on how best traffic during this period would be controlled.

The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland.

The bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island

It was opened for use 1990 and was the longest in Africa until 1996 when The 6th October Bridge in Cairo was completed

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