Third Mainland Bridge to be resumed February 15 – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says the Third Mainland Bridge would be reopened by February 15. He said this during the inspection of construction work on major roads and bridges in Lagos State on Thursday. He explained that after the reopening of the Third Mainland Bridge, work would begin on the Falomo […]

Third Mainland Bridge to be resumed February 15 – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says the Third Mainland Bridge would be resumed by February 15. 

He said this during the review of development work on significant streets and scaffolds in Lagos State on Thursday. 

He clarified that after the returning of the Third Mainland Bridge, work would start on the Falomo Bridge. 

The Third Mainland Bridge was incompletely closed on July 24, 2020 for another round of restoration works expected to keep going for a half year. 

The FG had before declared that the development would be separated into two periods of a quarter of a year on every carriageway, beginning with the Oworonsoki bound carriageway. 

The priest clarified that the EndSARSprotest caused the expansion of the finish date. 

Fashola stated, "On the Third Mainland Bridge the greater part of our work is practically done, we lost fourteen days during the common dissent and our fruition date prior was towards the finish of January, which has slipped. 

"We are trusting that by fifteenth of February we ought to be done and the scaffold ought to be opened to people in general. 

"That is one reason why I likewise came to perceive how far and when this extension will be opened to the public since this is postponing our work on Falomo Bridge. 

"We have accomplished some work on Falomo Bridge, we must close Falomo Bridge when this is done so we can likewise supplant the extension joints there. 

"The wide range of various primer work has been done there, yet we left it to diminish the burden to suburbanites in and around Lagos. 

"Thus, the Eko Bridge that was shut is opened now, this one (Third Mainland Bridge) will be opened by February 15." 

The 11.8km extension, which was developed in 1990, is the longest of the three scaffolds interfacing Lagos Island to the Mainland. It begins from Oworonshoki, which is connected to the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and closures at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island.