Third Mainland Bridge to be shut on July 27, staggered repairs to last 27 months

The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr. Adedamola Kuti, on Wednesday in Lagos said that the emergency rehabilitation/maintenance of the Third Mainland Bridge project would begin on July 27.

Kuti disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting at the Ministry of Works office in Lagos.

He said that the repair works on the bridge would be staggered over a period of 27 months and would be handled by Borini Prono Construction Company.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting was convened by the ministry for stakeholders to brainstorm on effective traffic diversion and management to prevent gridlocks during the period.

Some of the stakeholders at the event include: NUPENG, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO), Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the police.

He said that the bridge would be totally shut to traffic on the first three days for the contractor to carry out various tests on it.

He said that…

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