The Federal Authorities on Thursday introduced a two-day whole closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State for a concrete work on some sections.
The Federal Controller of Works within the state, Mr Olukayode Popoola, instructed the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the closure would start from midnight of Oct. 30 and finish at midnight of Nov. 1.
“We’re planning to forged two quantity growth joints, and we will shut the Third Mainland Bridge from midnight of Oct. 30 till midnight of Nov. 1,’’ he mentioned.
The controller mentioned that there was the necessity to shut each bounds of the bridge – from Adeniji Adele to Adekunle – along with the closed sure of the bridge, to finish the work.
In accordance to him, the closure is to make sure that there isn’t any vibration on the bridge throughout casting in-place of the newly-installed growth joints.
“That is to permit for setting of the particular concrete, which permits the concrete to attain its required compressive energy,’’ Popoola mentioned.
He mentioned that the Federal Authorities determined to shut the bridge on a weekend to minimise the impression on vehicular site visitors.
Based on him, enough site visitors managers shall be deployed to manage all the choice routes.
“We remorse any inconveniences this two-day closure will trigger,’’ Popoola mentioned.
NAN experiences that the Third Mainland Bridge goes by collection of restore.
It was partially shut on July 24 for the restore.
The restore is anticipated to final for six months. It’s divided into two phases of three months on every carriageway, beginning with the Oworonsoki sure carriageway.
The primary whole closure of a bit of the bridge from Adekunle to Adeniji Adele was finished from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11 midnight, to finish the primary stage of casting works.
The 11.8km bridge is the longest of the three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland.
The bridge begins from Oworonshoki, which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, and ends on the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island.
Constructed in 1990, the bridge was adjudged because the longest in Africa till 1996 when the Oct. 6 Bridge in Cairo was accomplished.