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FG to shut Third Mainland Bridge for repairs

The Federal Government has said it will shut the Third Mainland Bridge for six months starting from Friday, July 24 for repair works.

This development was confirmed by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola.

According to him, consultations are ongoing for another phase of repair works to begin on the 11.8km bridge.

Given details of how the repair works will be carried out, Popoola explained that the work will commence on the outward mainland section of the bridge, and the ministry is working with relevant agencies to perfect traffic during the period

It would be recalled that the bridge has gone through a series of repair works and was last shut in August 2018 for a three-day investigative maintenance check.

There have also been reports of some worn-out expansion joints on the structure, raising concerns over the state of the bridge.

When works begin on the Bridge, motorists in Lagos who ply the bridge will begin making arrangements for alternative routes.

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