FG to reopens third mainland bridge midnight of Jan. 31

Nigerian govt gives update on Third Mainland, Eko Bridge repair

The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, on Sunday, said that the total shutdown of the Third Mainland Bridge would be lifted at midnight of January 31, 24 hours ahead of schedule.

Popoola told the News Agency of Nigeria on the telephone that the contractor was able to complete the repair works on the bridge on Saturday, hence the lifting of the total closure at midnight.

“The casting of the expansion joints was completed on Saturday. Therefore, the Third Mainland Bridge will be opened by 12 midnight of January 31.

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“Motorists can start plying the bridge as from 12 midnight,” he said.

While thanking road users for their understanding, Popoola said that the reopening had been communicated to the Lagos State Government and all relevant agencies to ensure seamless traffic on the highway.

Recalls that Popoola had, on January 27, announced a three-day total shutdown of the bridge from midnight of Friday to midnight of Monday, February 1 to allow for the replacement of three expansion joints.

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