Third Mainland Bridge Shut For Three Days


The Third mainland bridge has been shut for three days by the Federal Government for urgent repairs to be carried out.

The Third Mainland Bridge has been undergoing repairs since July 24, necessitating partial closure, but the current 72 hour closure is total.

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be partially closed for 48 hours from December 28 to December 29 to enable the completion of a flyover bridge.

Olukayode Popoola, Federal Controller of Works, Lagos confirming the development said;

“If we allow vehicles to use one lane, there is going to be vibrations and the concrete will not set properly,”

Speaking on the closure of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, he said:

 “The contractor, Messers Julius Berger, wants to install cross beams at Kilometre 16, that is, around MFM.

“That area will be cordoned off. There will be closure within that section from 12:00pm on 28th of December and it will be opened to traffic by 5:00am the following day.”

“About 200 metres to that particular location we have a diversion, and another diversion 200 metres away from that place.

“One lane will be opened to traffic. It is only one lane we are closing to traffic at a time.

“The first lane that we are going to close is outward Lagos; that is the Ibadan bound carriageway. We will close it on the 28th.

“And then the second day, which is 29th, we are moving to the other lane which is inward Lagos. The same 12:00pm to 5:00am,”

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