Lagos postpones Third Mainland Bridge repairs over heavy rainfall

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The Lagos state government has postponed the planned palliative works on the failed sections of the Third Mainland Bridge.

The state also announced that the scheduled traffic division arrangement for the bridge has been postponed.

On Thursday, the Lagos government announced that the repair of the pothole-riddled sections of the bridge will be carried out on September 17 and 24.

The state had asked commuters to take alternative routes during the repair of the bridge.

In a statement on Saturday, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, Lagos commissioner for transportation, said rainfall affected the “preliminaries” of the planned palliative works.

Heavy rainfall was recorded in many parts of Lagos from the early hours of Saturday — a development that resulted in flooding in some areas.

Osiyemi said another date for the repair work will be communicated to the public.

“Due to the heavy downpour experienced in all parts of the Metropolis today, the Lagos state government has announced the postponement of the planned two Sundays palliative works on the failed sections of the 3rd Mainland Bridge, which was scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 17th and Sunday, 24th September, 2023,” the statement reads.

Theeditorial.ng had recently reported the dilapidation of sections of the Third Mainland Bridge, a situation which has become a source of concern for motorists and a contributing factor to traffic.

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