Ø Extends completion date
The Federal Government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge will no longer be opened today, Monday, which was the earlier scheduled completion date for the rehabilitation works.
This disclosure was made by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola. According to him, work will soon begin on the casting of the last expansion joint on the bridge before it will be finally re-opened.
Popoola further said that the bridge would be opened at the end of February, as it would undergo one more total closure from February 19 to February 21, before completion of the project for the final re-opening by the end of February.
Recall that on July 24, the Federal Government announced the partial shutdown of the bridge for 6 months for another round of rehabilitation works. This was extended by an extra one month due to disruption caused by the #EndSARS protests last year, when the re-opening date moved to February 15, 2021.