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Third Mainland Bridge To Be Closed For Six Months – FG

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The may be temporarily closed for up to six months as the Federal Government disclosed plans for another phase of repair works on the bridge.

Third Mainland Bridge To Be Closed For Repairs
Third Mainland Bridge To Be Closed For Repairs

Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. , made this known on Monday.

Popoola told the Newsmen that the consultations were towards evolving perfect traffic management architecture

“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.

“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,’’ he said.

The bridge which has gone through series of rehabilitation works was last shut in August 2018 for a three days investigative maintenance check.

Thereafter, some components needed for completion of repairs were sourced abroad because they were not available locally.

The 11.8km Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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