The Federal Government is set to shut the Third Mainland Bridge for six months starting from Friday, July 24, 2020.
According to the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, consultations are currently ongoing for another phase of repair works to begin on the 11.8 km bridge.
According to Olukayode Popoola, the repair works would start on the outward mainland section of the bridge. He said the Ministry is already working with relevant agencies to ensure the free flow of traffic during the repair period.
“We want to do maintenance work on Third Mainland Bridge very soon. Most likely on the 24th. We may close it from 24th of July.
“We are still working out the modalities and when we perfect the traffic management plan we will move to site.
“Everything being expected for the repairs of the bridge arrived (in) the country, that is why we want to start the repairs now,’’ He said.
The bridge has gone through a series of repair works and was last shut in August 2018 for a three-day investigative maintenance check.