FG Extends Reopening Of Third Mainland Bridge

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Lagos Third Mainland Bridge will longer be opened , February 15, Federal government has revealed.

Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola made this known to newsmen said that the bridge would be shut down again from Feb. 19 to 21 for completion of the project.

Popoola revealed that impossible for the contractor to close the Bridge during the week to cast concrete.

He said the bridge will, however, be reopened by the end of February.

“Third Mainland Bridge will longer be opened the 15th of February 2021 as announced earlier.

“This decision taken order not to create hardship for the motoring using the Third Mainland Bridge for their daily activities.

“We are looking at the end of the month for the reopening of the bridge. That is, end of this February.

“They will cast concrete the last expansion joint next weekend and this cannot be done during the week because we are trying to endure that there will not be so much traffic for people going about their daily activities.

“When this casting is done, we about three or four days to do post tensioning. That is why we are looking at end of February completion.

“Casting will be done next weekend for the last expansion joint and this will require closure of the bridge.

“However, if we close the bridge night, then we cast on Saturday by Sunday will be reopened. That will be the last closure to fix the last expansion joint.

“We also regret the inconveniences these extra days will cause Lagosians,’’ he said.