Frederic Oladeinde, the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, had in a statement on Wednesday announced that the bridge will be totally closed from midnight of Friday to midnight of Saturday
for rehabilitation works.
But according to Fashola, the rehabilitation work on the longest bridge in Nigeria is now complete and will now be reopened to traffic.
While thanking Lagosians for their patience, the minister, who is a former Lagos State governor, urged road users to take caution and respect all traffic regulations.
The 11.8-kilometre bridge is the longest of the three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the Mainland.
The bridge, which has been undergoing a series of repairs, was partially shut on July 24, 2020, for another round of rehabilitation works.
The repair, expected to last six months, was extended by one month due to the #EndSARS protests in Lagos, thus extending the completion date from January to February.
The bridge was initially scheduled to be fully reopened to traffic on 15 February, but the date was deferred due to rehabilitation works.
Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos is now fully reopened to traffic.
Fashola announced this in a post on Twitter on Saturday.