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Third Mainland Bridge Reopens to Commuters’ Relief

Residents of Lagos breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as the Third Mainland Bridge reopened to vehicular traffic. Remaining works, including solar light installations and CCTV installations, will continue, according to Works Minister Dave Umahi.

Umahi emphasized that these ongoing works should not impede traffic flow. He announced that the brick deck work is expected to conclude next month and will be officially inaugurated by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The bridge had been partially closed for several weeks to facilitate comprehensive repairs, including lane markings, the installation of new streetlights, and CCTV systems. Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Olukorede Kesha, commended Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his collaborative efforts in managing traffic during the rehabilitation period.

Umahi expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their cooperation, which he stated played a pivotal role in the successful rehabilitation of the bridge. He also lauded the dedication of workers from the Federal Ministry of Works, particularly the Director of Bridge Rehabilitation, the Director of the Southwest, and the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos.

He reassured the public that the ongoing under-deck and underwater works would not disrupt traffic and would enhance the bridge’s structural integrity upon completion.

Kesha extended appreciation to President Tinubu for his unwavering commitment to infrastructural development. She remarked, “President Tinubu’s dedication to providing lasting infrastructure has been unparalleled. He has consistently supported this project, ensuring that funds were released in full and on time.”

Lagos State Commissioner for Transport, Osiyemi Seun, outlined plans for future maintenance, categorizing it into infrastructure maintenance and safety maintenance to combat vandalism.

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