Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos would be totally reopened to traffic this weekend. The bridge has been partially shut since July 2020 for repairs.
Fashola, who gave the assurance during a radio phone-in program, did not specify which day of the weekend to expect the reopening. He said
“I can tell you now that this weekend, it will be opened definitely. My directors are still in Lagos. The major works have now been finished, so let me say that again by way of information.
Definitely this weekend it will be reopened. I will announce the date toward Friday and the reason why I am holding back the exact date is that we are government.
Any time we say something, people must reliably be able to plan their lives around what we say’’ he said
Speaking further, the Minister said
“The major works have now been finished, the piles, all the joints, all the bearings, everything is done. The last miles now are the works which were not in the contract but we insisted must be done.
We are asphalting some of the places on the pavement that have been affected by erosion; some of the lane markings have worn away so we want to do that''