Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Adedamola Kuti, has disclosed on Tuesday that there are ongoing plans to shutdown the Third Mainland bridge for repairs.
According to Kuti, the ministry of works would hold a meeting with stakeholders on Wednesday to discuss how to manage traffic during the repairs. He did not specify the exact date the bridge would be closed to traffic or how long the repairs would last.
He, however, said the bridge may be “shut it by 12 midnight on Thursday and carry out tests and some repairs and open it to traffic by midnight on Sunday.’’ According to him, stakeholders attending the meeting to discuss the repairs include traffic regulatory agencies, transport unions, truck owners and drivers’ unions, law enforcement agents, among others.
The bridge connects the mainland part of Nigeria’s commercial capital to the Island, where many corporate organisations have their head office.