FG announces three-day closure of Third Mainland Bridge
Written by admin on October 7, 2020
A section of Third Mainland Bridge will be completely closed for three days for repair works.
The Federal Government announced this in a statement on Wednesday by the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Joshua Popoola.
The statement noted that the total closure of the section of the bridge will start from Friday midnight.
He explained that the repair works on the bridge had reached a stage where there should not be any form of movement or vibration on the bridge for concrete casting.
Part of the statement read, “The first total closure of the section of the bridge between Adekunle and Adeniji Adele will be from midnight of Friday, 9th October 2020 to midnight of Sunday, 11th October 2020 to allow the contractor to complete the first stage of casting works.
“Due to the number of expansion joints to be cast on the closed section of the bridge and the traffic situation in Lagos State, especially during the weekdays; the casting of the expansion joints will be in two stages to ensure that the total closure is only at the weekends when there is less traffic plying the route.”
Popoola added that the second total closure of the section of the bridge between Adekunle and Adeniji Adele would be communicated at a later date.
“The section of the bridge between Adekunle and Iyana–Oworo will still remain open, and traffic can move from Ebute-Metta/ Adekunle to Iyana–Oworo, and vice–versa,” he added.
The Third Mainland Bridge was partially shut on July 24 for another round of rehabilitation works expected to last for six months.
The FG had earlier announced that the construction would be divided into two phases of three months on each carriageway, starting with the Oworonsoki bound carriageway.