The Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State has been closed fully on the midnight of Christmas Day for repair works.
The bridge will remain closed until midnight on December 28 as it is undergoing repairs.
Recall that the Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Mr. Olukayode Popoola on Tuesday announced a 72-hour total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge to cast concrete on the expansion joints.
He stated that this move was to prevent the vibration of the bridge.
“There is going to be a total closure of Third Mainland Bridge in order to allow for the casting of three number expansion joints on the Island Bound lane. The effective date of the closure will be from 12:00 midnight of 25th of December. So people will be allowed to use the Third Mainland Bridge to celebrate Christmas.’’
“By the time the Christmas is winding down which is 12:00 midnight, we are going to close it, so that we will be able to cast the concrete on Saturday the 26th and on 27th we cast again. And we need about 72 hours for this concrete to set. Therefore, the opening will be on the 28th December midnight, that is 72-hour closure,” he said.
via: Information Nigeria