Third Mainland Bridge Will Be Reconstructed In 2024 – FG

Olukorede Keisha, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, unveiled plans for a thorough renovation of the asphalt layers of the Third Mainland Bridge on Friday.

The bridge will be closed to traffic for temporary work from Saturday, October 21, 2023, to Sunday, October 22, 2023—barely more than 24 hours.

Speaking while on the reconstruction, Keisha affirmed that the significant repairs will start at the end of January 2024.

According to her, the crucial bridge, which serves as a lifeline for commuters in Lagos, will be temporarily closed for a period of six months to allow for the urgent repairs.

Keisha stated, “So we were saying let us do a complete overhaul of the asphalt overlay. Some of them have been long overdue because we haven’t done that in the last 30 years. It is just the failures that have shown up that we have been addressing.”

According to her, it will be a complete overhaul of the asphalt layer on both sides and then replacing it with new ones to last the next 10 years.

She said, “The Federal government has awarded that contract already, and preparatory works are pending when the contractor moves to the site because there are some elements of repairs that need to be imported.

“Pending that we just want to do palliative work to provide relief for motorists,” she said

“It is going to take the contractor 3 months to import those elements needed for the repair.

“One bound will be for 3 months then we will divert to the other bound once we are done with this bound we will bring back traffic to this lane.

“Afterwards we were going to have a very brand new road,” she concluded.