The Federal Government has said that the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State begins from Friday midnight July 24, 2020 to January 23, 2021.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who announced this Tuesday at a press briefing in Abuja stated that between 2015 and 2019, the government undertook a survey of all the bridges in Nigeria to determine their conditions and the urgency of repairs that should be done on them.
Our Correspondent, Raliat Adenekan reports that the Minister while highlighting the alternative routes provided for commuters within the stipulated period noted that most of the alternative routes are currently undergoing repair in order to aid free flow of traffic.
Stressing that the safety of the populace is pivotal to the Federal Government, the minister solicited for cooperation of the public in order to make the process successful.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi disclosed that 50 regular officers, 200 marshals and 150 special marshals would be deployed to ensure free flow of traffic within Lagos city and its environs.
The Lagos State FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Olusegun Ogugbemide also reiterated that road users should cooperate with law enforcement officers for ease of traffic control while road offenders will be brought to book.