The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has 72-hour total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge.
Acccording to the ministry, the purpose cast concrete on the expansion joints.
The statement was made by the Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola on Tuesday
In an interview with NAN, the official said that the shutdown will start from midnight on Saturday to midnight on Tuesday.
“There is going to be total closure of Third Mainland Bridge in order to allow for the casting of three number expansion joints on the Island Bound lane
”The effective date of the closure will be from 12:00 midnight of 25th of December. So people will be allowed to use the Third Mainland Bridge to celebrate Christmas.
“By the time the Christmas is winding down which is 12:00 midnight, we are going to close it so that we will be able to cast the concrete on Saturday the 26th and 27th we cast again.
” And we need about 72 hours for this concrete to set. Therefore, the opening will be on the 28th December midnight that is 72-hour closure.
“This is to prevent vibration of the bridge. If we allow vehicles to be moving on one lane, there is going to be vibrations and the concrete will not set properly,”he said.
He said that all the alternative routes were in good condition, urging motorist to cooperate with traffic regulatory agencies.