Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has said that the Third Mainland Bridge undergoing repairs would be totally reopened to traffic this weekend.
Fashola who gave the assurance during a radio phone-in programme, did not specify which day of the weekend to expect the reopening.
“I can tell you now that this weekend, it will be opened definitely; my directors are still in Lagos; the major works have now been finished, so let me say that again by way of information.
“Definitely this weekend it will be reopened. I will announce the date toward Friday and the reason why I am holding back the exact date is that we are the government.
“Any time we say something, people must reliably be able to plan their lives around what we say,’’ he said.
He said that lane markings and finishing touches would be done within the next 48 to 72 hours, adding that the total shutdown of the bridge to happen at midnight on Friday would be the last before the total reopening.