FG announces 3-day closure of third mainland bridge

FG announces 3-day closure of third mainland bridge

- The FG on Wednesday, October 7, announced a total shutdown of the Third Mainland bridge for three days

- Olukayode Popoola, the federal controller of works in Lagos, said the bridge would be closed from midnight on Friday, October 9

- Popoola noted that the closure of the bridge is to carry out special repair works

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The busy Lagos Third Mainland Bridge which has been undergoing scheduled maintenance by the federal ministry of works will be totally closed for three days.

P.M News reports that Olukayode Popoola, the federal controller of works in Lagos made the announcement on Wednesday, October 7.

He said that the bridge will be shut down from midnight of Friday, October 9 to midnight of Sunday, October 11.

FG announces 3-day closure of third mainland bridge

Federal Government has announced a total shutdown of the Third Mainland Bridge. Photo credit: Vanguard
Source: UGC

According to Popoola, the closure is to carry out special repair works on the 11.8km platform as the construction has reached a stage where there should not be any form of movement or vibration for concrete casting.

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He said:

"The first total closure of the section of the bridge between Adekunle and Adeniji Adele will be from midnight of Friday, 9th October 2020 to midnight of Sunday, 11th October 2020 to allow the contractor complete the first stage of casting works.
“The total closure of this section of the bridge is to ensure that there is no vibration on the bridge during the casting in-place of the newly installed expansion joints."

It would be recalled that the federal government said that the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge would be shut for scheduled maintenance from July 2020 to January 2021.

The minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, said maintenance of the bridge was to replace damaged components for a better motoring experience.

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In other news, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, September 29, commissioned the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Agbor-Warri railway project virtually.

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The event took place at the Agbor station of the rail line which was named after former president Goodluck Jonathan.

Speaking at the event, President Buhari urged Nigerians to support his administration's drive for the provision of infrastructure.

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