FG Reopens Third Mainland Bridge After Repair Works

The Federal Government has recently reopened the heavily traveled Lagos Third Mainland Bridge. This decision followed the bridge’s temporary closure for essential palliative repair works, a move aimed at enhancing its safety and reliability.

On a Sunday evening, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos state, Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, officially reopened the bridge. She expressed her contentment with the quality of repairs conducted during the temporary closure. This reopening is expected to bring relief to commuters, offering them a smooth journey until the commencement of a more extensive rehabilitation project scheduled for January 2024.

The Lagos Third Mainland Bridge, a vital transportation artery, plays a pivotal role in the city’s daily life. Its closure for repair work was a necessary measure to address any potential safety concerns, reflecting the government’s commitment to infrastructure maintenance.

The upcoming comprehensive rehabilitation project slated for January 2024 underscores the government’s dedication to ensuring the long-term durability and reliability of this critical bridge, ensuring the safety and convenience of those who rely on it for their daily commute.

“This repair is going to last beyond January; we don’t intend to do any work that will last only one or two months. Even by January, the road will still be good,” the controller said.

Kesha who gave the assurance during an on-the-spot assessment of the repairs on the bridge, declared the Bridge open to traffic at 7 p.m. following what she described as a satisfactory completion of the repair work.

She noted that what the Federal Ministry of Works had been doing before now was attending to failed portions, while the comprehensive rehabilitation would involve total removal and replacement of the asphalt surface.

The contract for comprehensive rehabilitation of the bridge in January would last for six months but would be divided into two segments of three months for each phase, according to Kesha.