Repairs on Third Mainland Bridge suspended indefinitely

Channels Television  
Updated July 1, 2012

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.