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Federal Government has assured that the ongoing resurfacing of the Third Mainland in Lagos will be completed in April and the ever-busy bridge will be in full use in April.
Works Minister, Engr. David Umahi who disclosed this recently after the inspection of sections underneath the Third Mainland Bridge, Carter Bridge, and Eko Bridge, all in Lagos Island, assured of early completion of repair works underneath the three bridges.
Coordinating Minister Finance and Economy, Wale Edun accompanied Umahi on the inspection of the underneath the bridge to assess the deplorable situations of the three major bridges in Lagos by himself according to Works Minister.
Speaking with journalists after the inspection, Umahi said the joint assessment was for the Finance and Economy Minister to have first-hand knowledge of the projects and cost implications, adding that President Bola Tinubu had approved funds for comprehensive works on the two carriageways of the Third Mainland Bridge.
Umahi who expressed satisfaction with the ongoing repair works on the top deck of the Third Mainland Bridge, said the repair works would be completed and the bridge reopened to traffic by April.
According to him, the bridge is going to be a classic reinstated bridge by the time we finish, pointing out that contractors would begin work on the underdeck and lagoon sections of the Third Mainland and Carter Bridges this week.
He added that advertisements for bids for facilities on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway were also set to begin this week.
The Minister also stressed the commitment of the federal government to protect the Lagos shorelines.
According to him, fixing the shorelines is critical to avert danger posed by erosion to major infrastructures in the state.
He said the degeneration of the Marina shorelines poses an impending disaster as the damage was threatening the pillars of the Lagos Blue Rail Line.
On his part, Edun expressed satisfaction with the designs, implementation and costs of the projects.
Edun assured of adequate funding of all infrastructure in line with the core agenda of President Bola Tinubu to further grow the nation’s economy.
He said the federal government was working towards achieving a 77 per cent increase in its internally generated revenue to boost the economy and fund critical infrastructure across the nation.
The federal government had penultimate week shut down the Lagos Island section of the Third Mainland Bridge for a comprehensive repair of the bridge which is the longest bridge connecting the Lagos Mainland to the Island.
After inspecting the lagoon sections, the ministers went on land to inspect the underdeck of Carter Bridge and the Ijora section of Eko Bridge.
They later inspected the Lagos Ibadan Expressway and the ongoing rehabilitation of the flyover at Lotto Junction.Follow us on social media