Third Mainland Bridge will be closed for 3 days, not 27 months, says Fashola

Posted by News Express | 16 July 2018 | 1,194 times

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•Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola

The third main land bridge in Lagos will be shut down for three days, starting from July 27, the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has said.

He said this on Monday while addressing some confusion over the period for the road closure, on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

According him, the bridge will only be closed for three days, contrary to reports that it will be closed for 27 months. The 3-day closure according to him, will enable the contractors assess the true state of the road, after which repair works will commence by the end of the year or at the start of next year (2019).

Having been constructed since the last 30 years, there are fears that the bridge which usually has high vehicular traffic, could collapse, if is not properly maintained.

The former governor, therefore stressed the importance of the closure for the said investigation and subsequently, the repairs to be carried out.

According to him, the government years ago, had commenced the maintenance process but was unable to complete it because of cuts in the budget.

However, he says despite the inconveniences it may bring about, it has become highly necessary to do the needful now.

•Excerpted from Channels TV report



Source: News Express

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