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Gboyeka Akosile, spokesman to the Lagos State governor while quoting Engineer Aramide Adeyoye, the Special Adviser to the the Governor on works and infrastructure tweeted today, that the third mainland Bridge will not be totally closed while repairs go on.
That contrary to the speculations about the bridge being totally closed, the closure is going to be partial when repairs starts on the 24th of July.
That the strategy is that one part of the carriage way will be repaired and the other free for commuters. That same will be done for the other part.
But the Lagos State government has asked road users to make use of other routes when the repairs kicks off and the road is partially blocked.
Contained in the statement released by the Ministry of Transportation yesterday, is the target of the six month project that the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing is embarking on, which is fixing the expansion joints of the bridge which are already worn out.
Frederic Oladeinde, the Commissioner for Transportation who signed the statement, stated that the Lagos State government is determined and committed to granting road users free flow of traffic during the repairs.
And that the repair and maintenance works going on, on the alternative routes that were mentioned, so as to enable free flow of traffic during the repairs have been concluded.
He urged all who were worried about how bad the alternative routes highlighted are, to be rest assured that they are now in good condition.
He further outlined the routes which were not fixed to be the Market Road inward Herbert Macaulay Road, Iddo inwards Carter Bridge, Herbert Macaulay road by Abeokuta Street, Apapa inward Oyingbo and the Herbert Macaulay road by Cemetery.
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