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Third mainland bridge to be shut for six months

The Third Mainland Bridge is to be shut for repair works, according to Olukayode Popoola, the federal controller of works.

It was gathered that it could be for a period of six months, although he did not say if the closure will be partial or total. He said the closure would be from July 24.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that consultations were ongoing towards evolving a perfect traffic management.

He added that the modalities for the repair process were still being worked on.


“We want to do maintenance work on Third Mainland Bridge very soon, most likely on the 24th. We may close it from 24th of July,” he said.

“We are still working out the modalities and when we perfect the traffic management plan, we will move to site.

“Everything being expected for the repairs of the bridge arrived the country, that is why we want to start the repairs now.”

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