Third Mainland Bridge To Be Shut On August 23 – And For 4 Days
The government of Lagos state has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge will be shut for four days.
This was disclosed in a statement signed on Sunday by the Lagos State Deputy Director, Public Affairs Ministry Of Works and Infrastructure, Sina Thorpe.
The bridge will be closed a day after 2018 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The shutdown will start from midnight of August 23 to midnight of August 26, 2018. It is to allow investigative Maintenance Test to be carried out on the Bridge.
He said the decision was taken after due consultation with Babatunde Fashola, the federal ministry of power, works and housing.
Akinsanya said the contractors will, during the four-day closure, assess the true state of the bridge after which works will commence by the end of 2018 or early 2019.
The commissioner said: “The 3rd mainland bridge which was opened about 30 years ago by the then military government has had haphazard maintenance and repairs in the past which the present federal government is committed to correct by carrying out proper and continuous maintenance and repairs on it.”
The Lagos government urged motorists and residents to minimise non-essential travel and movements during the four-day closure.
The traffic management agencies including the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Police, among others, have been mandated by the state government to ensure smooth flow of traffic on all the other alternative roads to ensure free flow of traffic.