Lagos To Shut Third Mainland Bridge From Wednesday To Sunday
The Lagos State Authorities has introduced plans to briefly shut the Third Mainland Bridge for 4 days, starting from the midnight of August 23 until the midnight of August 26, 2018.
A press release signed by Sina Thorpe, Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Ministry Of Works & Infrastructure, on Sunday, famous that the shut down was for “Investigative Upkeep Check to be carried out.”
The State’s Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Ade Akinsanya, based on the assertion, stated the choice was taken after due session with the Federal Ministry of Energy, Works and Housing.
The four-day closure, based on Akinsanya, will allow the contractors assess the true state of the bridge after which works would start by the tip of the 12 months or early in 2019.
The Federal Authorities had earlier introduced plans to close the bridge in July, however it needed to be shelved after due session with the State Authorities and deliberations with different stakeholders, who expressed concern in regards to the indiscriminate parking of articulated automobiles on different different routes which might have adversely affected visitors.
Subsequently, a Joint Job Pressure set as much as take away the articulated automobiles from the freeway was in a position to obtain great success.
Justifying the necessity for the closure, Akinsanya stated: “The third Mainland Bridge which was opened about 30 years in the past by the then army authorities has had haphazard upkeep and repairs up to now which the current Federal Authorities is dedicated to appropriate by finishing up correct and steady upkeep and repairs on it.”
Consequently, the State Authorities appealed for the cooperation, assist and understanding of all motorists and residents, advising them to minimise non-essential journey and actions in the course of the four-day closure.
Akinsanya additionally famous that every one visitors administration companies, together with the Lagos State Visitors Administration Authority (LASTMA), Federal Street Security Corps (FRSC) and the Police, amongst others, have been mandated to make sure easy move of visitors on all the opposite different roads and visitors hall throughout the metropolis, to make sure free move of visitors.
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