Heavy downpour: FG, Lagos shifts planned repairs of Third Mainland Bridge

Uploaded by on September 17, 2023

Barely 24 hours to commencement, Lagos State Government has announced the postponement of the planned two Sundays palliative works on the failed sections of the Third Mainland Bridge, scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 17th and Sunday 24th September, 2023.

The postponement become necessary by due Due to the heavy downpour experienced in all parts of the metropolis on Saturday.

Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi, in a statement on Saturday, explained that the rain has affected the preliminaries of the planned palliative works on the asphalt pavement of the bridge by the Lagos State Public Works Corporation.

“A later date which will be subject to weather conditions will be duly communicated for the palliative, ” he assured.

The Transport Commissioner, therefore, urged motorists to continue to access the bridge with observance of safety measures.

Recall that the Lagos State Government, through state Public Works Corporation, LPWC, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, had concluded plans to embark on palliative works on the failed sections of the Third Mainland Bridge for two consecutive Sundays.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Engr. Abdulhafiz Toriola, who announced this on Thursday, added that the work would take place on Sunday 17 and Sunday 24, September, 2023, between the hours of 7.00 am to 7.00 pm, each Sunday.

According to him, “The proposed works will be strictly executed in two phases with phase one focusing on only the most critical sections on the Iyana Oworonshoki inward Adeniji Adele/Lagos Island.”

Toriola explained that the palliative works were scheduled for Sundays inorder to minimize inconveniences for motorists.

Consequently, the state government released travel advisory to ensure seamless movement of traffic.

Recently, motorists and commuters have cried out to relevant authorities to come to their inorder to prevent possible loss of lives and property due to fatal accidents often experience on the bridge occasioned by several potholes sitting the axis.

Yemisi Dada

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