FG TO SHUT DOWN THE 3RD MAINLAND BRIDGE.
The already bad traffic situation in Lagos, also known as Nigeria’s commercial city, may get worse, as the Federal Government is set to shut down the popular Third Mainland Bridge, from July 24, for six months.
Imagine the 3rd mainland bridge being shut down, you know it is one of the major links that connects Lagos Mainland and Lagos Islands. You know this bridge takes the heavier traffic than other bridges.
Olukayode Popoola, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, disclosed this on Monday July 6, 2020. According to Popoola,
We want to do maintenance work on Third Mainland Bridge very soon. Most likely on the 24th. We may close it from 24th of July.’’
“We are still working out the modalities and when we perfect the traffic management plan we will move to site. Everything being expected for the repairs of the bridge arrived the country that is why we want to start the repairs now,’’
In partial or full closure, it means there will be more traffic. The planned shutdown is basically to enable the FG carry out maintainance work from that July 24th which is on Friday because there have been reports of some wornout joint of the bridge which is not safe for the users.