Third Main land Bridge would be shut for three days and not twenty-seven months-Babatunde Fashola

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FASHOLA                                NAD                               17/7/2018

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has spoken on the planned closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

Fashola yesterday said the Third Main land Bridge would be shut for three days and not twenty-seven months as reported.

The closure of the bridge linking Lagos Island to the Mainland area would begin from July 27, 2018.

Fashola explained that the closure would enable the contractors assess the true state of the road, after which repair works will commence by the end of the year or early 2019.

He noted that the closure would have come much earlier, but the government decided to wait until schools begin to go on vacation, in order to reduce the amount of traffic on the roads.

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