Federal Controller of Works in charge of Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, has said that the Third Mainland Bridge will be shut from July 24 to enable the department to carry out some repair works on it.
He said the closure of the Bridge may last up to six months but did not say if the closure will be partial or total.
But Popoola said consultations were ongoing towards evolving a perfect traffic management architecture, adding that modalities for the repair process were still being worked out.
The controller said, “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 August 2018, the bridge was temporarily closed for investigative maintenance test and in April 2019, a video of an expansion joint on the bridge had gone viral, resulting in questions on its structural safety.
But the ministry of Power, Works and Housing has insisted that the bridge, which is the longest of the three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland, posed no danger to motorists.