The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mr Olukayode Popoola, on Monday said consultations were on for another phase of repair works to begin on the Third Mainland Bridge.
Popoola told the News Agency of Nigeria that the consultations were towards evolving perfect traffic management architecture. We want to do maintenance work on the Third Mainland Bridge very soon. Most likely on the 24th. We may close it from the 24th of July.
“We are still working out the modalities and when we perfect the traffic management plan we will move to site. “Everything being expected for the repairs of the bridge arrived the country that is why we want to start the repairs now,’’ he said.
NAN reports that the bridge which has gone through a series of rehabilitation works was last shut in August 2018 for a three days investigative maintenance check.
Thereafter, some components needed for completion of repairs were sourced abroad because they were not available locally.