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FG Set To Shut Down Third Mainland Bridge



The Federal Government is set to close the Lagos Island-bound traffic on the Third Mainland Bridge for two weeks.

Naija News reports that the bridge will be shut from Wednesday, January 13, 2021, for ongoing rehabilitation works.

This was confirmed in a statement on Saturday by the Federal Controller, Works Lagos, Engr. Popoola Olukayode.

Olukayode called for cooperation and understanding from the public, especially motorists.

“The contractor plans to shift the current diversion point 2 kilometres towards Oworonsoki and close to traffic the Lagos Island-bound carriageway including the Adekunle bound slip road beside the current diversion points for two weeks starting from Wednesday, January 12, to 27, 2021 to enable her to remove, replace and cast in place joint 23 after the current diversion point alongside the other two joints, 16 and 17 she is working on presently on the Lagos Island-bound carriageway,” he said.

Olukayode stated that after casting of the three joints and asphalting, the whole Lagos Island-bound carriageway will be reopened to traffic.

Recall that the federal government had on December 28, 2020 reopened the Third Mainland Bridge after shutting it down for repairs.

The bridge was shut down on December 22, 2020, for 72 hours for needed repairs.

The shutdown has become necessary to allow for casting concrete on additional three expansion joints.

Source: Naija News