THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – The government of Lagos state has embarked on the rehabilitation of several roads within the state in preparation for the 6-month partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge that will commence on July 24.
The rehabilitation effort is aimed at cushioning the hectic traffic that is likely to result from the partial closure of the bridge.
According to a recent report, the partial closure of the bridge was stirred up by reports of some worn-out joints of the bridge, which had raised some serious safety concerns.
The roads being rehabilitated are to serve as alternative routes for motorists during the partial closure of the bridge for repairs.
Iddo inwards Carter Bridge, Market Road inwards Herbert Macaulay Road, and Herbert Macaulay Road by Abeokuta Street, as well as Herbert Macaulay by Cemetery, and Apapa Road inwards Oyingbo have all received a facelift.
Last week Thursday, a private contractor was deployed to fix portions of the road running through the Independence Tunnel on Ikorodu Road.
While talking to journalist on Sunday, July 19, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Olukayode Popoola disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Works and Lagos State Government were tackling the rehabilitation works together simultaneously on different access paths.
He also explained that the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) had fixed bad portions and cleared drains at Ijora Olopa.
Popoola assured that Lagos State Government has agreed to fix bad portions around the Iganmu Bridge and other roads that will serve as alternative routes for motorists for the period the bridge will remain partially closed for repairs.