The Federal Government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge In Lagos State will be totally closed for two days, starting from midnight of 30 October 30 and end at midnight of 1 November.
This was announced in a statement by Olukayode Popoola, Federal Controller of Works in the state, on Thursday.
According to Popoola, the bridge needs to be shut for “concrete work on some sections”.
The controller said there was the need to shut both bounds of the bridge – from Adeniji Adele to Adekunle – in addition to the closed bound of the bridge, to complete the work.
He said: “We are planning to cast two number expansion joints, and we shall close the Third Mainland Bridge from midnight of Oct. 30 until midnight of November 1.
“This is to allow for setting of the special concrete, which allows the concrete to achieve its required compressive strength.’’
Popoola noted that the work will ensure that there is no vibration on the bridge during casting in-place of the newly-installed expansion joints.
He explained that the Federal Government decided to close the bridge on a weekend to minimise the impact on vehicular traffic.
The controller said that adequate traffic management officials would be deployed to man all the alternative routes to help with traffic flow and expressed regret at any inconvenience the closure might cause.
The Third Mainland Bridge has been partially shut on 24 July for repair.
The repair is expected to last for six months, divided into two phases of three months on each carriageway.