The Federal Government is set to shut the Third Mainland Bridge-Lagos

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The Federal Government is set to shut the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos for six months starting from Friday, July 24.

Olukayode Popoola the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, confirmed this. He said, that the consultations are ongoing for another phase of repair works to begin on the 11.8km bridge. And had 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.

The bridge has gone through a series of repair works and has been shut last 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. And this development will force motorists in Lagos who ply the bridge to begin making arrangements for alternative routes.

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