Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, has mentioned that consultations are ongoing for an additional section of restore works to start on the Third Mainland Bridge.
Mr Popoola informed the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that the consultations had been in the direction of evolving good site visitors administration structure.
“We need to do upkeep work on Third Mainland Bridge very quickly. Almost certainly on the 24th. We could shut it from 24th of July,” he mentioned.
“We’re nonetheless figuring out the modalities and after we good the site visitors administration plan we are going to transfer to website.
“Every little thing being anticipated for the repairs of the bridge arrived the nation that’s the reason we need to begin the repairs now.”
The favored bridge, which has gone by collection of rehabilitation works, was final shut in August 2018 for a three-day investigative upkeep test.
Thereafter, some parts wanted for completion of repairs had been sourced overseas as a result of they weren’t obtainable regionally.
The 11.8km bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland.
The bridge begins from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and ends on the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island.
It was constructed in 1990 and was the longest in Africa till 1996 when The sixth October Bridge in Cairo was accomplished.