Lagos State Authorities has stated the Third Mainland Bridge would be temporarily shut down for four days starting from midnight of August 23 to midnight of August 26 for “investigative upkeep take a look at” to be carried out.
The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ade Akinsanya who acknowledged this in a press release immediately, stated the choice was taken after due session with the Federal Ministry of Energy, Works and Housing.
The four-day closure, in accordance to Akinsanya, will allow the contractors assess the true state of the bridge after which restore works would begin by the tip of the yr or early in 2019.
“The Third Mainland Bridge which was opened about 30 years in the past by the then army authorities has had haphazard upkeep and repairs prior to now which the current Federal Authorities is dedicated to appropriate by finishing up correct and steady upkeep and repairs on it,” stated Akinsanya.
Consequently, the state authorities appealed for the cooperation, help and understanding of all motorists and residents, advising them to reduce non-essential journey and actions in the course of the four-day closure. Akinsanya stated all visitors administration companies together with the Lagos State Site visitors Administration Authority (LASTMA), Federal Highway Security Corps (FRSC) and the Police, amongst others, have been mandated to guarantee easy circulate of visitors on all the opposite different roads and visitors hall throughout the metropolis to guarantee free circulate of visitors.