Third Mainland Bridge
Forward of the deliberate partial closure of the third mainland bridge starting from this Friday, July 24, the Lagos state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde has defined why the upkeep works for the bridge weren’t carried out in the course of the lockdown as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
In an interview with TVC this morning July 20, Oladeinde stated;
”After we had COVID, no one understood it and likewise do not forget that the folks we have been sending to repair the highway are additionally human beings so we would have liked to know the evolution of COVID and the way we’d then construction the rules round it.
So it was necessary to maintain all people away as a result of our primary precedence is to verify all people is protected and that we don’t lose anyone.
And secondly, the lockdown interval was solely a month and this upkeep is about six months so irrespective we’d have nonetheless gone go the lockdown and the folks would have nonetheless been affected”
Oladeinde stated efforts are presently being made to make different routes motorable.
The 11km bridge which hyperlinks the mainland and the Island, will likely be partially closed for repairs starting from July 24 until someday in January.