FG to shutdown Third Mainland Bridge for another 3 days of Repair

FG to shutdown Third Mainland Bridge for another 3 days of Repair

On Wednesday, A Statement was released by the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos state, Mr Olukayode Popoolaon announced that there will be a total 3 days shutdown of the Third Mainland Bridge for another repair of the Joints.

Olukayode Popoola said that during a Phone Conversation with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as he said that the shutdown will take effect From Friday Midnight till Monday, February 1.

He also explained that the construction of works had reached the stage for casting concrete on additional three expansion joints.

He said that the 3 days closure was to ensure that the concrete sets properly during the curing process’ to make the rehabilitation works perfect and durable.

According to his statement, He said;

“Messers Boroni Prono is planning to cast three number expansion joints on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st.

” This will require total closure of Third Mainland bridge from 12:00 midnight of Friday 29th till midnight of Monday 1st February 2021.

“We are sorry for the inconveniences this may cause Lagosians,”Popoola said.

NAN reports that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, which is going through series of repairs, had to be partially shut on July 24 for another round of rehabilitation works.

The repair expected to last six months was extended by one month due to the recent #EndSARS protests in Lagos extending the completion date from January 2021 to February.

The construction was initially divided into two phases of three months on each carriageway, starting with the Oworonsoki bound carriageway whose completion dragged to four months.

Traffic was partially diverted on a stretch of 3.5km where construction is ongoing between Adeniji Adeniji Ramp and Ebute Meta, while different time belts were allotted for traffic diversions on the bridge.

The 11.8km bridge is the longest of the three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the Mainland.

The 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.

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