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Federal Government to Shutdown Third Mainland Bridge from Friday



Third Mainland Bridge

The Federal Government through the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has announced that partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State will take off starting from Friday Midnight July 24, 2020.

This announcement was made by the Minister on Tuesday in Abuja, he declared that the closure will last from July  24, 2020, and run until January 23, 2021, which is approximately a period of six months.

Fashola, in his address, explained that the Federal Government has taken a survey between 2015 and 2019, to access the state of all bridges in Nigeria and to detect the ones that needed urgent repair.

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According to the Minister, some of the bridges were in less critical States while the survey result indicated that some other bridges were in a very critical state, among which the Third Mainland Bridge was listed.

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He further pointed out that the Federal Government after the survey estimated that about N277 billion will be needed to carry out repairs on the faulty bridges, and it will take a period of four years to complete the repair.

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However, the Minister said the Federal Government were unable to get the targeted budget but have been carrying out some repair projects on some bridges in the past few years, he announced that as at the moment the Federal Government have been able to extend the repair project to Thirty-seven bridges across the four corner walls of the Nation and that maintenance project is being run on them.

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