The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Adedamola Kuti, has said that consultations have begun for the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for repairs. Kuti told newsmen today that the ministry of works is going to hold a meeting with stakeholders on Wednesday to discuss how to manage traffic during the repairs.
He, however, did not specify the exact date the bridge would be closed to traffic or how long the repair works would last. According to him, stakeholders attending the meeting to discuss the repairs include traffic regulatory agencies, transport unions, truck owners, drivers’ unions, and law enforcement agents, among others.
He said that six other damaged bridges across the state are already undergoing maintenance and rehabilitation. The controller said that some tests had been carried out on the Otedola Bridge, whose surface was recently burnt during a tanker fire. Kuti said that the tests revealed that the bridge is safe for use and that the contractors will soon attend to the bridge.