The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have advised Lagos residents to use Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and waterways transportation during the repair of Third Mainland Bridge.
Mr Hyginus Omeje, Lagos State Sector Commander of FRSC and Mr Chris Olakpe, LASTMA Chief Executive Officer, gave the advice on Thursday in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
They were reacting to the proposed closure of the bridge for emergency rehabilitation/maintenance.
NAN reports that the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, had on Wednesday said that the emergency rehabilitation/maintenance of the Third Mainland Bridge project would begin on July 27.
Kuti, who spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting in Lagos, said that the repair works on the bridge would be staggered over a period of 27 months.
“A Dynamic Test on Bridge Expansion Joints on Third Mainland Bridge is to be carried out between Friday, July 27 and Sunday, July 29.
“It has been done in such a way that it will have minimum impact on road users,’’ he said.