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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

FG To Shutdown Third Mainland Bridge for 72 hours


The Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola on Tuesday announced a 72-hour total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge to cast concrete on the expansion joints.⁣

Popoola told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the shutdown will take effect from midnight on Saturday to midnight on Tuesday.⁣

He added that construction works had reached the stage for casting concrete on additional three expansion joints.⁣

“There is going to be a total closure of Third Mainland Bridge in order to allow for the casting of three number expansion joints on the Island Bound lane⁣

” The effective date of the closure will be from 12:00 midnight on the 25th of December. So people will be allowed to use the Third Mainland Bridge to celebrate Christmas.⁣

“By the time the Christmas is winding down which is 12:00 midnight, we are going to close it so that we will be able to cast the concrete on Saturday the 26th and 27th we cast again.⁣

” And we need about 72 hours for this concrete to set. Therefore, the opening will be on the 28th December midnight that is 72-hour closure.⁣

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