The ever busy Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will be totally closed to traffic this weekend.
The Federal Government which announced the completion of the first phase rehabilitation of the Bridge, said the closure will last for 18 hours.
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, made the disclosure during an inspection of the bridge on Thursday.
He said that the fixing of six expansion joints on the Oworonshoki-bound carriageway had been completed.
He explained that the total closure was necessary, so that debris would be cleared from the section and construction would move to the Island-bound carriageway.
Popoola further explained that the 18-hour closure would commence from midnight on Saturday through Sunday adding that by midnight of Sunday, the total closure would be removed and the partial closure would return.
“Work is to commence on the Island-bound lane of the bridge with the partial closure of Adekunle to Adeniji Adele Phase B.
“The repair work is to commence between 22nd of November, 2020 and 22nd of February, 2021 for a duration of three months,” he further stated.