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Approval of traffic plans delaying repair works on Third Mainland Bridge— Controller

Any moment from now, the Federal Ministry of Works and Infrastructure will begin another phase of major repair works on weak parts of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State.

In an interview on Monday, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, said resumption of repair works is being delayed by the ministerial approval of traffic management plan for the repair period.

He explained that the need for the upcoming repairs came from results of investigative tests on the bridge earlier last year.

According to him, “Any moment from now, once I get our traffic plans approved, we may be announcing to the world again that we are now ready to fix Third Mainland Bridge based on investigative tests we had last year.

“Meanwhile, we have already completed the resurfacing, the markings, such that you can now drive on Third Mainland bridge smoothly.

“We are also going to repair some of the piles or pillars carrying the bridge; that is the next phase that we are doing; so work will soon begin on Third Mainland Bridge,’’ he said.

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