The Third Lagos-Mainland Bridge will be shut for four days this week, commencing from midnight of August 23 to midnight of August 26, for investigative maintenance test.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ade Akinsanya, disclosed that the state government will shut the bridge, in a statement released on Sunday.
Akinsanya explained that the decision was taken after the state government’s due consultation with the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing.
He said the four-day closure, will enable contractors assess the true state of the bridge, after which works would commence by the end of the year or early 2019.
“The 3rd Mainland Bridge which was opened about 30 years ago by the then military government has had haphazard maintenance and repairs in the past which the present Federal Government is committed to correct by carrying out proper and continuous maintenance and repairs on it,” Akinsanya said.