FG To Close Third Mainland Bridge For Repairs Thursday
The Federal Government yesterday said consultations were ongoing for the closure of Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos for repairs.
Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Adedamola Kuti, who disclosed this in Lagos, said the Ministry of Works would hold a meeting with stakeholders today to discuss how to manage traffic during the repairs.
He, however, said the bridge may be “shut by midnight tomorrow to carry out tests and some repairs and open it to traffic by midnight on Sunday.”
According to him, stakeholders attending the meeting to discuss the repairs include traffic regulatory agencies, transport unions, truck owners and drivers’ unions, law enforcement agents, among others.
“The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the maintenance work on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State.
“The project has taken off already and in carrying out the work, we may at certain times be shutting down the bridge for maintenance.
“At the moment, we may begin with tests on the bridge. So, we may shut it by midnight on Thursday and carry out tests and some repairs and open it to traffic by midnight on Sunday,” he said.