The federal government in conjunction with the government of Lagos state has recently disclosed that the 3rd Mainland bridge will soon be shut down for a 6-month period during which repairs and maintenance works will be carried out on the bridge.
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mr. Olukayode Popoola made this disclosure in a recent meeting where he also speculated that July 24 could be the day when the popular bridge would be shut down from public use.
FG and Lagos state government says 3rd Mainland bridge will soon be shut down for 6months
All through the history of the Lagos 3rd Mainland bridge, it has been shut down several times for proper repairs and maintenance works. So, this is actually not the first time that the Federal Government is having to shut down the popular bridge from public use in order to enable engineers to carry out repair works on it.
According to Mr. Olukayode Popoola, the Federal Ministry of Works might begin the maintenance works by the 24th of July which could also be the very day that the bridge will be shut down this time around.
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Mr. Popoola says that the Ministry is currently working on different ways by which it can come up with the best traffic management plan that it would implement as an alternative for the general public before shutting down the bridge. He also explained that all the materials needed to carry out the repair/maintenance work are already available and ready for use.
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