Third Mainland Bridge to reopen in one week, formal ceremony later, says Umahi

According to Umahi, only two things are left to be done on the bridge before it will be formally opened to the public.

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Third Mainland Bridge reopens in one week, formal ceremony later, says UmahiThe Minister of Works, Sen. Dave Umahi, said on Thursday that the main construction work on the Third Mainland Bridge had been done and lane marking would be completed within seven days.

Umahi made the disclosure during a tour of key infrastructure projects in Lagos State.

BRANDPOWER reports that the tour came as members of the National Assembly, comprising both the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Works, undertook a joint oversight function in Lagos.

Recall that the Federal Government had on Jan. 9 began comprehensive rehabilitation on the bridge due to several failed portions on it.

According to Umahi, only two things are left to be done on the bridge before it will be formally opened to the public.

“The Lane marking, that is, painting the lines on the road to indicate lanes and traffic flow; this should be completed within seven days.

“Installing the solar-powered street lights will be done in seven days, but the most important thing is the lane marking; the moment the lane marking is done, we will open the road unofficially.’’

He said that the official opening ceremony would be held later, combined with the launch of the coastal road project, when the President visits.

Umahi acknowledged and praised the hard work of the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mrs Korede Keisha.