The Federal Government has announced a 72-hour total shutdown of the Third Mainland Bridge to cast concrete on the expansion joints.
The disclosure was made by the Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, who told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the shutdown would take effect from midnight on Saturday to midnight on Tuesday.
Similarly, he announced a 48-hour partial closure of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway from December 28 to December 29 to complete some work on a flyover bridge on the project.
Popoola explained that Julius Berger intended to install cross beams at Kilometre 16, that is, around Mountain of Fire Ministries.
This was confirmed to our correspondent in a telephone interview on Tuesday evening.
He said, “Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be closed on the 28th while Third Mainland Bridge is early in the morning of the 26th.”
When asked if the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge would affect the January 2021 delivery date, the engineer said it would not.
He appealed for patience and understanding of road users, saying that the construction was part of the progress that the Federal Government had achieved on the project.