THE Federal Government has allocated Fifteen Billion Naira (₦15,000,000,000.00) for the comprehensive repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, according to details from the recently passed N2.18 trillion 2023 supplementary budget, this is even as rehabilitation work begins today on the bridge.
Also, the government has stated that it owes contractors of the Eko-Marine Bridges N11.4 billion.
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Olukorede Kesha, in a statement, announced that the Third Mainland Bridge would be closed for five weeks of repairs starting today Monday, 6 November 2023.
“Given the above, the motoring public is now notified that the repair works will commence with the ramps connecting Oworoshoki to Adekunle and Lagos Island (Adeniji Adele) to Adekunle simultaneously.
“Consequently, the two ramps mentioned above will be closed to traffic by 7 a.m. on Monday, November 6, 2023, for five weeks.”