Third Mainland Bridge Set to Reopen Fully on April 4th”

The Third Mainland Bridge, a vital link in Lagos’ transportation network, is set to fully reopen to traffic on April 4, 2024, after a seven-week partial closure for maintenance. This reopening date, confirmed by Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, comes as a relief to commuters and residents who have endured traffic challenges during the closure period.

The decision to reopen the bridge was announced by Minister for Works, David Umahi, during an oversight tour of federal projects in Lagos conducted by the Senate and House of Representatives committees on works. The tour included a visit to the Oworosoki end of the Third Mainland Bridge, where Minister Umahi addressed the media.

Minister Umahi emphasized the reopening as a strategic step to ease congestion and hardship experienced by commuters due to the closure. He highlighted the ongoing 11.8-kilometer dual lanes project on the bridge, being executed by construction firm CCEC. The project, originally commissioned for N21 billion, has seen 30 percent of its cost disbursed so far, according to the minister.

In a statement released on Saturday, Osiyemi said, “Dear Lagos Residents, We’re pleased to share that the Third Mainland Bridge will resume full operations on April 4th, 2024, following extensive repairs. We sincerely thank you for your patience and cooperation, and we look forward to even smoother travels ahead.”

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