The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Adedamola Kuti has said that consultations had begun for the closure of third Mainland Bridge for repairs.
Mr Kuti mentioned that the ministry of works was going to hold a meeting with stakeholders today to discuss how to manage traffic during the repairs.
However, he did not specify the exact date the bridge would be closed to traffic or how long the repairs would last.
According to him, stakeholders attending the meeting to discuss the repairsinclude traffic regulatory agencies, transport unions, truck owners and drivers’ unions, law enforcement agents, among others.
In a statement, “The Federal Executive Council has approved the maintenance work on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State.”
He added that the project has taken off already and in carrying out the work, they are likely to shut down the bridge for maintenance.
Also, he mentioned that they may begin with tests on the bridge so its likely to be shut by 12 midnight on Thursday and re-open it to traffic by midnight on Sunday.
Mr Kuti said that 6 other damaged bridges across the state were already undergoing maintenance and rehabilitation.
“we have contracts on maintenance of some of the bridges in Lagos. We are completing work on the expansion joints on the coconut bridge”