Third Mainland Bridge to be shut for 6 months from July 24

The Federal Government is set to shut the Third Mainland Bridge for six months starting from Friday, July 24.

This was announced by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, wgho said consultations are ongoing for another phase of repair works to begin on the 11.8km bridge.

Popoola explained that the work will commence on the outward mainland section of the bridge, and the ministry is working with relevant agencies to perfect traffic during the period.

The bridge has gone through a series of repair works and was last shut in August 2018 for a three-day investigative maintenance check.

There have also been reports of some worn-out expansion joints on the structure, raising concerns over the state of the bridge.

The proposed repair work may lead to yet more traffic nightmare for motorists in Nigeria’s largest city as they look for alternate routes to and from the island.

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