In a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Works and the Lagos State government, the Emergency Repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge were officially flagged off on Wednesday. The Minister of Works, Mr David Umahi, accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Lagos, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, announced that the rehabilitation project would require a budget of over N21.074 billion. This expanded scope of work includes the complete replacement of the bridge deck’s asphalt, with the aim of providing smoother and safer motoring experiences for bridge users.
The repair efforts are part of the government’s commitment to enhance road and bridge infrastructure across Nigeria and address the long-standing issues caused by decayed infrastructure. The repairs are set to be completed by December 13 for the forthcoming holiday season, with the maintenance of the main carriageways scheduled to begin in January 2024.
The project focuses on the superstructure elements of the bridge, with plans for the restoration of the substructure elements to be addressed in the future. This initiative is a testament to the government’s dedication to improving infrastructure and ensuring the well-being of the public.