Third Mainland Bridge Is Being Closed For Repairs For Three Days

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Third Mainland Bridge Is Being Closed For Repairs For Three Days

Navigating through Lagos is hard enough as it is. Traffic is commonplace and continues to be something that makes life hard for everyone and a move being taken on the 27th of July, conditions will worsen but hopefully, its worth it and necessary for maintenance.

Previously reported by media outlets that the bridge would be closed for 27 months, Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has cleared the air and confirmed that the bridge will only be closed for three days.

“I think somebody mistook the date 27th of July for 27 months, I don’t know how that came about but there was a signed statement from my office and it didn’t contain 27 months,” Fashola noted.

The 3-day closure will allow contractors to note the necessary next steps to be taken on the bridge to guarantee the safety of drivers.

“We were torn between maintenance and safety and people’s convenience but essentially, the first three days at the end of this month as issued in our press statement, will be for investigative work to be conducted to assess the current condition.

After that, our engineers and contracting firms will then lay out the plan of works.

That will imminently compel some closure as we have had in the past when I was governor. We closed it for about 12 weeks but (this time) we will try to reduce the period of closure as much as possible,” he said.

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