Repairs on Third Mainland Bridge suspended indefinitely Reviewed by Momizat on . The Federal Government has indefinitely suspended the proposed repair work earlier scheduled to begin on the Third Mainland Bridge Sunday. The Lagos Sector Comm The Federal Government has indefinitely suspended the proposed repair work earlier scheduled to begin on the Third Mainland Bridge Sunday. The Lagos Sector Comm Rating:
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Repairs on Third Mainland Bridge suspended indefinitely

The Federal Government has indefinitely suspended the proposed repair work earlier scheduled to begin on the Third Mainland Bridge Sunday.

The Lagos Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Charles Akpabio, said the postponement of the repairs is intended to put more measures in place to ease possible traffic congestion the closure of bridge will create.

Mr Akpabio urged all motorists in Lagos to go about their activities and wait for further information on the bridge repair.

The FRSC had explained that traffic information would be communicated from time to time via Radio, Television, Newspapers and social media network.
The commission said that as the lead agency in traffic management in Nigeria, it had concluded plans to coordinate the various traffic agencies involved in the exercise.

He noted that Section 15 of the FRSC Act 2007 clearly stipulated that the operation of the Corps should cover all public roads, adding that the Corps statutory responsibility is to control and enforce traffic regulations on public roads “as we did during the 2008 maintenance work on the Third Mainland Bridge.”

The Third Mainland Bridge was to have been closed for about five months beginning Sunday and to be re-opened on November 6, 2012.

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  • http://twitter.com/SomorinLekan Lekan Somorin

    Thought all measures were in place before announcement about one month ago. May we be delivered from the spirit of shabby preparation.

    • Sun_ogwemho

      Is it proper to paint the bridge before renovation? What does the the Hon. Minister, an Architect wants to achieve by awarding contract to paint the bridge before the commencement of renovation work?
      This is not commonsensical.

  • Ernest Obiesie

    Good news.I do  hope the federal government will  make an elaborate plan on this and commence the repairs soon.As a regular user of this bridge I know it needs urgent attention.Most  times you can feel the  vibration  even while driving.
    if nothing is done urgently safety may be compromised.

  • Olumartins

    Imagine how much people would have sent trying to plan for this closure, I know someone who paid 300k for temporary accommodation, they wake up one morning and government changes its mind, na wa….

  • Chinyelum

    I pray this decision is not politically motivated and that the interests of the Nigerians who ply that road on a daily basis is put first.

  • Takzomrovo

    It is better to plan very well .thanks.

  • Abbiola27

    Whatsoever the FG wants to do shud be in the best interest of the masses and not for selfish interest!

  • UsaveOne

     Whatever Politics they are playing,,,,let them not jeopardize the lives of innocent Nigerians.

    Check.. http://usaveone.blogspot.com

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