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FG To Closedown Third Mainland Bridge For Repair

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Adedamola Kuti, said on Tuesday that consultations had begun for the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for repairs.

Kuti revealed this while speaking to News Agency of Nigeria stating that the ministry of works is set to hold a meeting with stakeholders on Wednesday to discuss how traffic during this period would be managed.

“The Federal Executive Council has approved the maintenance work on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State.

“The project has taken off already and in carrying out the work, we may, at certain times, be shutting down the bridge for maintenance.

“At the moment, we may begin with tests on the bridge; so, we may shut it by 12 midnight on Thursday and carry out tests and some repairs and open it to traffic by midnight on Sunday.’’

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He also confirmed that t six other damaged bridges across the state were already undergoing maintenance.

“We have contracts on maintenance of some of the bridges in Lagos. We are completing maintenance work on the expansion joints on the Coconut Bridge.

“We are expecting the contractor to start work on the Independence Bridge in Lagos.

“There is repair work going on currently on the Apapa Bridge, that is, Ijora/Leventis Bridge.

“Maintenance work is ongoing on the Ijora-7up Bridge. We are also changing the expansion joints.

“On the bridge around the National Stadium area, we are putting covers to all the stolen manholes, we are replacing the steel covers from the stadium to Costain,” he said.

However listing the attendees of the meeting Kuti mentioned traffic regulatory agencies, transport unions, truck owners, drivers’ unions, and law enforcement agents, among others.

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