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FG to shutdown Third Mainland Bridge on Friday, July 27 for repairs

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Adedamola Kuti on Wednesday, announced that the emergency rehabilitation/maintenance of the Third Mainland Bridge project would begin on July 27.

He said that the repair works on the bridge would be staggered over a period of 27 months and would be handled by Borini Prono Construction Company.

Business Hilights recalls that Kuti had earlier on Monday at a stakeholders’ meeting in his office, refreshed the memory of Lagosians that “The Federal Executive Council has approved the maintenance work on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State.

“The project has taken off already and in carrying out the work, we may at certain times be shutting down the bridge for maintenance.

“At the moment we may begin with tests on the bridge, so, we may shut it by 12 midnight on Thursday and carry out tests and some repairs and open it to traffic by midnight on Sunday.”

According to him, “six other damaged bridges across the state were already undergoing maintenance and rehabilitation”.

“We have contracts on maintenance of some of the bridges in Lagos. Maintenance work on the expansion joints on the Coconut Bridge is being completed; work is expected to start soon on the Independence Bridge in Lagos; on the Apapa Bridge, that is, Ijora/Leventis Bridge, repair work is currently on-going; maintenance work is also ongoing on the Ijora-7up Bridge, the expansion joints are being changed; covers to all the stolen manholes are being replaced on the bridge around the National Stadium area; and steel covers are being replaced from stadium to Costain,” Kuti said.

Kuti averred that some tests had been carried out on the Otedola Bridge, whose surface was recently touched by tanker inferno that destroyed about 54 vehicles on the highway, killing 12.