FG has announced a two-day total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State for concrete work on some sections.
NewsOnline Nigeria reports that the Federal Controller of Works in the state, Mr Olukayode Popoola, in Lagos said that the closure would begin from midnight of Oct. 30 and end at midnight of Nov. 1.
“We are planning to cast two number expansion joints, and we shall close the Third Mainland Bridge from midnight of Oct. 30 until midnight of Nov. 1,’’ he said.
The controller said that there was the need to shut both bounds of the bridge – from Adeniji Adele to Adekunle – in addition to the closed bound of the bridge, to complete the work.
According to him, the closure is to ensure that there is no vibration on the bridge during casting in-place of the newly-installed expansion joints.
The Third Mainland Bridge is going through a series of repair.
It was partially shut on July 24 for the repair.
The repair is expected to last for six months. It is divided into two phases of three months on each carriageway, starting with the Oworonsoki bound carriageway.
The first total closure of a section of the bridge from Adekunle to Adeniji Adele was done from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11 midnight, to complete the first stage of casting works.
The 11.8km bridge is the longest of the three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland.
The bridge starts from Oworonshoki, which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island.