The Lagos state Government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge which was recently shutdown for repairs and testing will be reopened on Sunday, August 26, by 5 pm.
The state government said the bridge which was initially closed for Investigative Maintenance Test will be reopened to ease traffic.
A statement by Taiwo Salam, the permanent secretary to the ministry of transportation said the decision to reopen the bridge earlier than announced followed the completion of the test by engineers.
The LASG government also thanked motorists and residents for their cooperation and patience while the closure lasted.
Salam said state government, in partnership with the federal government temporarily shut the bridge for the Investigative Maintenance Test with the closure initially scheduled to last from midnight of last Thursday to midnight of Sunday.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Gbenga Ashafa, the senator representing the Lagos east senatorial district, has urged residents in the state to cooperate with both the government and the presidency on the temporary closure of the Third Mainland Bridge.
The senator, who remarked that the bridge was scheduled to be shut between Thursday, August 23, and Sunday, August 26, said that the closure was a necessary sacrifice.
He said in 2013 he had raised a motion on the floor of the Senate requesting the federal government to rehabilitate the 28-year-old bridge.
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