The Special Adviser to Lagos State governor on works and infrastructure, Mr. Aramide Adeyoye, has explain in details what should be expected from plan partial closure of the third Mainland Bridge from 24 July, 2020.
He said: “The closure of 3rd Mainland Bridge by the Federal Government on July 24 will be partial, not complete closure as being speculated. One side of the carriageway will be open to traffic, while the other carriageway undergoes repair. Then the process is repeated on the other lane.”
“The repair work on 3rd Mainland Bridge is in two phases. The Phase 1 is to work on the superstructure, which is the carriageways, for six months. Phase 2 of the project will be done within Lagos lagoon where the base pillars of the bridge rest. The entire rehabilitation project will take 2 years to be completed but the six months of the Bridge’s partial closure will be the only period when Lagosians will experience inconvenience. In the remaining 18 months, the contractor is working on the base pillars within the water.
“Various rehabilitation activities are currently being carried out on alternative routes by the Lagos State Government.
Already, rehabilitation work has been completed on 5 of the 10 alternative routes mapped out by the State Government to ease the traffic that may be experienced after the partial closure of 3rd Mainland Bridge on July 24. The remaining five will be completed before the closure date.
If contractor handling the repair of Eko Bridge maintains its pace, the repair of Eko Bridge should be completed in the next two months. And this will ease traffic for commuters going to or coming from the Island.”