- Motorists who use the Third Mainland Bridge now have good news
- The bridge was on Sunday, February 7, reopened by the Lagos state government
- The reopening came hours before the initially fixed time, 7pm
PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!
The Lagos state government on Sunday, February 7, noon announced the reopening of the Third Mainland Bridge earlier than the scheduled time, which was 7pm.
The good news was announced by Frederic Oladeindei, the commissioner for transportation, Vanguard reports.
Earlier, it was gathered 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 the federal controller of works in the state, Olukayode Popoola, The Nation reports. Popoola disclosed that the closure will last for 72 hours days which would 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.
“That area will be cordoned off, there will be closure within that section from 12:00 pm on 28th of December and it will be opened to traffic by 5:00am the following day."