- The Third Mainland Bridge will be reopened Monday, December 28
- The federal government said that the bridge will actually be made by midnight
- Olukayode Popoola, the federal controller of works in Lagos disclosed this on Sunday, December 27
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The federal government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge will be reopened at midnight of Monday, December 28.
This was specifically revealed on Sunday, December 27, by the federal controller of works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, Channels TV reports.
Popoola told newsmen that this was possible because the contractor was able to finish the task within a space of two days faster than the usual 72-hour timeframe initially stipulated.
“We have completed the casting of the three number expansion joints on Third Mainland bridge.
“Therefore, the bridge shall be opened at 12:00 midnight Sunday 27th December, and no longer Monday 28th December. That is 48 hours and no more 72 hours."
Earlier, it was reported that with effect from Saturday, December 26, the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos would be closed to allow for expansion constructions.
This was disclosed on Tuesday, December 22, by Popoola. Popoola disclosed that the closure will last for 72 hours days which will expire on Tuesday, December 28.
The controller explained that the period would afford the workers sufficient time to cast concrete on the expansion joints.
“There is going to be total closure of Third Mainland Bridge in order to allow for the casting of three number expansion joints on the Island Bound lane.
”The effective date of the closure will be from 12:00 midnight of 25th of December. So people will be allowed to use the Third Mainland Bridge to celebrate Christmas.
“By the time the Christmas is winding down which is 12:00 midnight, we are going to close it so that we will be able to cast the concrete on Saturday the 26th and 27th we cast again."
He also announced that there will be a partial closure of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for 48 hours, beginning from Monday, December 28 to Tuesday, December 29, for the completion of some repairs.
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