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FG to reconstruct Third Mainland Bridge in 2024

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Olukorede Keisha, on Friday, revealed plans for a comprehensive overhaul of the Third Mainland Bridge’s asphalt layers.

It was reported reported on Thursday that the bridge will be closed to traffic from Saturday, October 21, 2023, to Sunday, October 22, 2023, for palliative works.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Keisha confirmed that the extensive repair work will commence in late January 2024.

She said the vital bridge, a lifeline for commuters in Lagos, will be temporarily closed for 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 Goverment 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 three months to import those elements needed for the repair.

“One bound will be for three 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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