The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mr Olukayode Popoola, on Monday said disclosed that another phase of repair works may begin on the Third Mainland Bridge from 24 July 2020.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria,NAN, Mr Popoola said consultations were on for another phase of repair works to begin on the Third Mainland Bridge.
He said: “We want to do maintenance work on the Third Mainland Bridge very soon. Most likely on the 24th. We may close it from the 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 have arrived the country that is why we want to start the repairs now’’.
The 11.8km Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland.
It was constructed in 1990 and was the longest in Africa until 1996 when The 6th October Bridge in Cairo was completed.