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Nigerian Government Set To Shutdown Third Mainland Bridge For Six Months, Starting From Friday

FG plans to shut down the Third Mainland Bridge for maintenance work.

The Federal Government has announced plans to shut down the Third Mainland Bridge for maintenance work which would last for a period of six months starting from Friday, July 24, 2020.

Nigerian Government Set To Shutdown Third Mainland Bridge For Six Months, Starting From Friday 1

This was disclosed by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, during an interaction with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday July 6, 2020.

Popoola said that consultations were on for another phase of repair works to commence on the 11.8km Bridge. He noted that the consultations were towards developing a perfect traffic management architecture that will be very efficient and effective.

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“We want to do maintenance work on Third Mainland Bridge very soon. Most likely on the 24th. We may close it from 24th of July,” he said.

“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.”

There has been reports of 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 six months period.

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