The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, has announced plans to shut down the Third Mainland Bridge for maintenance beginning from July 24, 2020 and for six months to enable the government to undertake maintenance work on the surface.
Popoola, however, said on Monday that details of the repair work would be announced later.
However, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is yet to provide traffic control plans, as was the case in the past when the bridge was shut for rehabilitation.
The controller told the FRSC that a meeting of stakeholders would be called soon, according to Corps Public Education Officer at the National Headquarters (RSHQ) Abuja, Mr. Bisi Kazeem
Popoola also told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), “Will want to do maintenance work on Third Mainland Bridge very soon,most likely from the 24th 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,’’
The 11.8km Third Mainland Bridge starts from Oworonshoki, which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island.
To finish this will be take about six month and we ask for lagos to cooperation and support towards this work.