FG To Close Down 3rd Mainland Bridge For 6 Months.

On Monday, The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, announced that the Federal Government is set to close down the Third Mainland Bridge for six months starting from Friday, July 24.

Mr. Popoola revealed that the closure comes as consultations are ongoing for another phase of repair works to begin on the 11.8km bridge. Adding that the work will commence on the outward mainland section of the bridge.

He further revealed that there have been reports of some worn-out expansion joints on the structure, raising concerns over the state of the bridge.

The bridge has gone through a series of repair works and was last shut in August 2018 for a three-day investigative maintenance check.

This development will force motorists in Lagos who ply the bridge to begin making arrangements for alternative routes.

Popoola added that the ministry is working with relevant agencies to perfect traffic during the period.

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