Third Mainland Bridge to be closed from Aug 23-26 for Investigative Maintenance Test

08/21/2018

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The Government asked all traffic management agencies to partake in ensuring the smooth flows of traffic during the 4-day closure.

The Government of the Lagos State has announced the Third Mainland Bridge was planned for a 4-day closure for an Investigative Maintenance Test. The bridge will be blocked from midnight August 23, and not until the midnight of 26 will it be opened for traffic again.

Vehicles running on the Third Mainland Bridge at night

They will block the access to the bridge from midnight of August 23

Mr. Ade Akinsanya, Commissioner of the State for Works and Infrastructure revealed the decision was reached between the Government and the Federal Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing.

The investigation might have been exercised earlier, in July, but due to the fact that the stakeholders did not reach a unanimous decision that the plan has been suspended.

Video: AERIAL VIEW OF THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE

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Akinsanya reasoned the bridge has been used for almost 30 years without a proper maintenance or appropriate repairs and the Federal Government is responsible for bringing it back to its finer condition.

the view of the Third Mainland Bridge from helicopter

The 4-day closure is for an Investigative Maintenance Test

the view of the Third Mainland Bridge from the sea

The bridge has been used for almost 30 years without a proper maintenance

The 4-day closure will be a bit of a nuisance to the bridge users, so the State Government asks for the understanding and cooperation of the affected residents. It also asks all traffic management agencies to partake in generating the smooth flows of traffic on the alternative routes during the closure.

vehicles trying to get access to the Third Mainland Bridge

The Government asked all traffic management agencies to partake in generating the smooth flows of traffic during the closure

Traffic jam in the Third Mainland Bridge

It's time for the Third Mainland Bridge to get a proper repair it deserves

I personally applaud the Government’s plan. At the end of the day, the maintenance will benefit us in a long term. And, its transformation will be definitely not as great as the world’s longest sea bridge in China but at least it should solve the persistent problem that has been there for 20 years.

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