Third Mainland Bridge will be Reconstructed in 2024 – FG

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Olukorede Keisha, announced plans on Friday for a comprehensive rehabilitation of the Third Mainland Bridge's asphalt layers.
Third Mainland Bridge
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This development comes shortly after a report indicating the bridge's closure to traffic from Saturday, October 21, 2023, to Sunday, October 22, 2023, for essential maintenance.

During an appearance on Channels Television's Sunrise Daily, Keisha affirmed that the extensive repair project is set to kick off in late January 2024.

She explained that the bridge as a crucial transportation link for commuters in Lagos and revealed that it would be temporarily shut down for approximately six months to facilitate the much-needed repairs.

Keisha stated, “So we were saying let us do a complete overhaul of the asphalt overlay. Some of them have been long overdue because we haven’t done that in the last 30 years. It is just the failures that have shown up that we have been addressing.”

According to her, it will be a complete overhaul of the asphalt layer on both sides and then replacing it with new ones to last the next 10 years.

She said, “The Federal government has awarded that contract already, and preparatory works are pending when the contractor moves to the site because there are some elements of repairs that need to be imported.

“Pending that we just want to do palliative work to provide relief for motorists,” she said

“It is going to take the contractor 3 months to import those elements needed for the repair.

“One bound will be for 3 months then we will divert to the other bound once we are done with this bound we will bring back traffic to this lane.

“Afterwards we were going to have a very brand new road,” she concluded.

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