FG to reopen Third Mainland Bridge ahead of schedule

The Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Engineer Olukayode Popoola, has announced that the total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge will be lifted at midnight 24 hours ahead of schedule.

Popoola who was speaking in Lagos on Sunday said that the total closure had to be lifted because the contractor was able to fast-track the delicate task they needed to execute.

He said that the initially scheduled 72 hours timeframe was achieved within 48 hours, hence the reopening to traffic 24 hours ahead of schedule.

The controller had earlier announced on Tuesday, December 22 a 72 hours total closure of the bridge starting at midnight on Christmas day till the midnight of 29th December for casting works to be completed on the bridge.

The shutdown was to stop vibrations caused by the movement of vehicles for contractors to cast concrete on additional three expansion joints in the ongoing rehabilitation of the bridge.

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