Third Mainland Bridge To Be Shut For 27 Months
The Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos will be shut for 27 months to allow the Federal Ministry of Works to carry out the necessary repair on it.
This was disclosed by the Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti at a news conference, adding that the bridge will be shut down for three days to allow the Borini Prono, the construction company handling the repair to do the necessary testing.
He told the stakeholders at the meeting, which include the National Union of Road Transport Workers, the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on the modalities to divert traffic during the repair.
According to Kuti, during the 27 months period, the bridge would be shut on partial basis but it would be shut completely for the first three days of the repair so that the contractors can carry out the necessary testing.
“Consequently, the Third Mainland Bridge will be closed to traffic by 12.00 midnight of Thursday 26th July 2018 and be opened by 12.00 midnight Sunday 29th July 2018.
He called on the road users to find alternative routes to get to their destinations as he promised to make the alternative routes passable.