The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, has advised inhabitants to anticipate disruptions during the maintenance work on the Third Mainland Bridge, which serves as the most heavily traveled route in the state.
The estimated duration of the maintenance, which has resulted in the closure of a section of the bridge towards the Island, is five weeks.
While initiating emergency repairs for the damaged section, he commended the Federal Minister of Works for his dedication to the citizens of Nigeria who utilize the roads.
“Construction on the four bridge ramps commenced on November 6, 2023, and is scheduled to be concluded on December 13, 2023,” he further stated.
As he elaborated on the undertaking, he stated that they had been laying asphalt on asphalt for an extended period. Currently, they are removing the asphalt and installing the most efficient materials onto the superstructure.
Olukorede Keisha, the Federal Controller of Works for Lagos State, explained that in response to public outrage over the bridge’s condition, the government swiftly requested palliative repairs until the comprehensive repairs could be assembled and rectified.
David Umahi, the Minister of Works, stated that CCECC Nig Ltd. was awarded the contract for more than N21 billion.
Additionally, he stated that construction of the bridge’s primary carriageway will begin on January 15, 2023.
Additionally, the Minister urged motorists to adhere to this traffic plan to facilitate movement during rehabilitation.