Commuters in Lagos will soon be up against it as the Federal Controller of Works in the state, Mr Adedamola Kuti, said on Tuesday that consultations had begun for the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for repairs.
Kuti said the ministry of works was going to hold a meeting with stakeholders tomorrow to discuss how to manage traffic during the repairs, though he didn’t specify the exact date.
“The Federal Executive Council has approved the maintenance work on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State,” he said.
“The project has taken off already and in carrying out the work, we may at certain times be shutting down the bridge for maintenance.
“At the moment we may begin with tests on the bridge, so, we may shut it by 12 midnight on Thursday and carry out tests and some repairs and open it to traffic by midnight on Sunday.”
He said that six other damaged bridges across the state – including the Coconut Bridge and Independence Bridge – were already undergoing maintenance and rehabilitation.