FG Reopens Third Mainland Bridge After Repairs |


The Third Mainland Bridge has now been reopened 24 hours after closure for repairs of some critical portions.

The bridge was reopened to traffic at about 7 p.m. on Sunday following the completion of the repair work.

Recall that the government had, on Thursday, announced a 24-hour closure of the bridge to allow for repairs.

The closure took effect from midnight on Saturday and lasted till midnight on Sunday to reduce the hardship being faced by motorists.

Earlier, during an inspection of the bridge, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukorede Kesha, expressed satisfaction with the repairs done on the bridge.

During the inspection, the controller stopped on various portions between Iyana-Oworo and Adeniji-Adele, where remedial repairs had been done on a 9.7-kilometer stretch of the Lagos Island inbound lane.

She stated that the construction was just palliative work to keep the highway in good condition, pending the comprehensive rehabilitation scheduled for January 2024, which would last for six months.

Kesha said the contract for the comprehensive rehabilitation of the bridge has been awarded and would be divided into two segments of three months for each phase.

The controller said some of the components needed for the comprehensive rehabilitation works were being imported for the emergency repairs to begin.

She added that what the Federal Ministry of Works had been doing before now was attending to failed portions, adding that the comprehensive rehabilitation would involve total removal and replacement of the asphalt surface.

The controller added that damaged ramps and expansion joints would be replaced, and the painting of the parapet walls and other major repairs.

Kesha explained that the comprehensive repairs would give the infrastructure a new lease of life, after which the bridge would wear a new look.

She, therefore, assured motorists of a smooth ride till the commencement of comprehensive rehabilitation in January 2024.

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