Relief, as FG reopens Third Mainland Bridge, six months after closure for rehabilitation


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Relief have come the way of Lagos commuters as The federal government reopens Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos state after 6 months rehabilitation works.

Announcing the reopening is the the former Lagos Governor and minister for works, Babatunde Fashola, minister through his Twitter handle on Saturday.

”Third mainland bridge rehab completed. Fully opens to traffic at 12noon today. Thank you all for your patience. Drive safely,” he wrote.

Earlier, the government had announced on Wednesday that the bridge would be shut for 24 hours from Friday.

It would be recalled that 11.8km bridge was partially closed for repairs on July 24, 2020.

When Fashola announced the closure of bridge , he said it would be reopened on February 15 to enable the government to begin work on the Falomo Bridge.

However,on February 14, Olukayode Popoola, the federal controller of works in Lagos, announced that it would no longer be opened on February 15.

He subsequently announced the total closure of the from February 19 to 21 before completion of the project for the final re-opening by the end of February.

The 11.8km bridge is the longest of the three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the Mainland

It starts from Oworonshoki, which is linked to Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, and ends at Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island.

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