Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State will be reopened to traffic on 15 February.
Fashola stated this while inspecting construction work on major roads and bridges in the state on Thursday.
According to the Minister, work would begin on the Falomo Bridge after the reopening of the Third Mainland Bridge.
He said: “On the Third Mainland Bridge most of our work is almost done, we lost two weeks during the civil protest and our completion date earlier was towards the end of January, which has slipped.
“We are hoping that by 15th of February we should be done and the bridge should be opened to the public.
“We have done some work on Falomo Bridge, we are going to have to close Falomo Bridge as soon as this is done so that we can also replace the expansion joints there.
“All the other preliminary work has been done there, but we left it in order to reduce the inconvenience to commuters in and around Lagos.
“So, the Eko Bridge that was closed is opened now, this one (Third Mainland Bridge) is going to be opened by February 15.”
The Third Mainland Bridge, which has been going through a series of repairs, had to be partially shut on July 24 for another round of rehabilitation works.
The repair that was expected to last six months was extended by one month due to the recent #EndSARS protests in Lagos, thereby extending the completion date from January 2021 to February.