By Marlikberry,
The Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, has said the total shutdown of the Third Mainland Bridge will be lifted at midnight, 24 hours ahead of schedule.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday being 27th December 2020 in Lagos that the total shutdown had to be lifted because the contractor quickened the delicate task they needed to execute.
Popoola said the initially scheduled 72 hours timeframe was achieved within 48 hours, hence the reopening to traffic 24 hours ahead of schedule.
We have completed the casting of the three number expansion joints on the Third Mainland Bridge.
Therefore, the bridge shall be opened at midnight Sunday, December 27 and no longer Monday, December 28.
That is 48 hours and no more 72 hours,” he said.
NAN reports that the controller on December 22th 2020 announced a 72-hour total shutdown of the bridge with effect from midnight on Saturday to midnight on Tuesday.