The Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the shutdown would take effect from midnight on Friday to midnight of Monday, February 1, 2021.
He explained that construction works had reached the stage for casting concrete on additional three expansion joints, hence the need to stop all movements on the bridge that could cause vibrations.
He said that the 72 hours closure was to ensure that the concrete sets properly during the curing process’ to make the rehabilitation works perfect and durable.
He appealed for the understanding of Lagos residents saying that, the Muhammadu Buhari administration was passionate about quality infrastructure delivery and safety of road users.
“Messers Boroni Prono is planning to cast three number expansion joints on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st.
”This will require total closure of Third Mainland bridge from 12:00 midnight of Friday 29th till midnight of Monday 1st February 2021.
“We are sorry for the inconveniences this may cause Lagosians,” Popoola said.
KanyiDaily recalls that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, which is going through series of repairs, had to be partially shut on July 24 for another round of rehabilitation works.
The repair expected to last six months was extended by one month due to the recent #EndSARS protests in Lagos extending the completion date from January 2021 to February.