The Third Mainland Bridge was reopened on Sunday by the Federal Government after undergoing rehabilitation.
Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, expressed satisfaction with the repairs and assured motorists of a smooth journey until the start of comprehensive rehabilitation in January 2024.
The bridge was reopened to traffic around 7 pm after completing the repair work.
Last Thursday, the controller announced a 24-hour closure of the bridge to facilitate repairs on critical sections. The closure started from midnight on Saturday and was expected to last until midnight on Sunday to alleviate the challenges faced by motorists.
During an inspection, the controller highlighted remedial repairs on a 9.7-kilometer stretch of the Lagos Island in-bound lane, between Iyana-Oworo and Adeniji-Adele. She emphasized that these repairs would extend beyond January, with a focus on long-lasting improvements.
The comprehensive rehabilitation will involve the complete removal and replacement of the asphalt surface, and some necessary components are being imported for the emergency repairs to commence.