The Federal Government of Nigeria in building and repair issues make a move yesterday for the repair of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State , notifying that certain joints on it had reached advanced stages of decay. Therefore, the road which links the Lagos Island with other parts of the state will partially remain closed in the coming four months.from now.
Also the Minister of State for Works, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda who raised the issues of the N1,055,477,608.16 project after a stakeholders’ meeting said that the ‘’survey and the investigation carried out by the Federal Ministry of Works, on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos in 2007, revealed that 12 expansion joints were to be o repaired while four in very serious condition.’’.
He in his statements open up that all security attentions that might arise from the partial closure had been addressed by the inclusion of all the relevant security agencies, just as he said that traffic will be diverted to the other sections which were free and vice versa throughout the time of the repairs.,He counted some of the alternative routes to Lagos Island as: Ikorodu Road-Yaba-Oyingbo-Iddo-Lagos Island; Ikorodu Road-Western Avenue-Lagos Island; Agege Motor Road-Oshodi-Apapa-Lagos Island/Victoria Island and Apapa-Oshodi Expressway-Mile2-Orile-Lagos Island/Victoria Island..
Taking on the management of traffic during the repair works, the Minister mention relevant agencies have been commissioned to take up the responsibility. They costists: of the FRSC, LASTMA, the police and the Nigerian Army among other agencies.
This contract was awarded to an Italian firm, S/M Borini Prono & Co. Nigeria Limited on December 14, 2011..
AS this is going on lagos, lagosians are happy and on the other hand feeling a movement restriction period of 4 months to come.