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Minister Of Works, Babatunde Fashola Inspects Work On Third Mainland Bridge



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Nigeria’s Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has today inspected the work ongoing the Third Mainland Bridge.

Fashola Inspects Third Mainland Bridge

As the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for the maintenance repair works entered its day four, the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola has said that the on-going repair works on the Third Mainland Bridge and other Federal Government projects in the State are a result of a long time of neglect by successive governments in Nigeria.

The Minister made the remarks in Lagos today when he paid an official inspection visit to the site of on-going construction on the Third Mainland bridge to ascertain the status of the work done and the impact of the partial closure on traffic movement.

He was in the company of the Director of Highway, Southwest, Adedamola Kuti and Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola and other top Lagos officials as they inspected the diversion at the Adeniji – Adele end of the bridge.

Fashola stated that his visit was to lend support to his team of Engineers and other crew, who had been on ground for about two weeks in preparation for the repair works, disclosing that his men had concluded their scientific laboratory works in Abuja before coming to Lagos for practical fieldwork to fix the worn out expansion joints and other maintenance works required to keep the 11.8 Kilometre bridge in good shape.

Fashola Inspects Third Mainland Bridge

“As you would have noticed, Eko Bridge is also undergoing repairs, likewise, Apapa, Oworonshoki, Apongbon. We just completed Liverpool Bridge, Gbagada/Oworonshoki is on-going and many other bridges. This is as a result of many years of not working or maintaining them by successive governments. This government is, therefore, faced with the reality of repairing and maintaining all these bridges and other Federal projects across the country for the safety and benefit of our people. I want to thank you sincerely for your level of cooperation so far, while I assure you that we will continue to collaborate to ensure there is less pressure on commuters as a result of this work”, Fashola said.

He outlined other bridges with renovation work either completed or on-going as: Marine Bridge, Apapa; Kara Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Express Way; Falomo Bridge, Lagos Island; Ojuelegba; Eko Bridge; Apongbon; and Obalende among others.

While expressing happiness that the impact of the partial closure was not much on vehicular movement when he and his team inspected vehicular movement from Oworonshoki in bound Lagos to Adekunle and Adeniji Adele end of the Third Mainland Bridge, the former Lagos State Governor ordered operatives of the Federal Safety Corps, FRSC, and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to immediately move away from the main bridge where construction work was currently ongoing to the alternative route areas where there is likely to be congestion, especially during the peak hours.

Third Mainland Bridge Work

Earlier, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, while briefing the Minister on the traffic management strategy adopted to ensure free vehicular movement, disclosed that about 650 LASTMA personnel have been deployed by his Ministry to support about 250 FRSC men on ground to direct traffic and ensure less congestion while the construction works last.

Oladeinde stated that since just about 25% of the Third Mainland Bridge users are going to be affected, the State Government, through the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, has done palliative work to ensure alternative routes are accessible to ease congestion while the government has increased the BRT fleet plying Lagos Island corridor.

The Commissioner also advised Lagosians to make use of the waterways by plying the various jetties in the metropolis to reduce travel time, adding that the State Government in consideration of the likely increase in the use of water routes has provided improved safety guidelines and measures for ferry operators.

Fashola Inspecting Roads In Lagos Mr Popoola Addressing Fashola Work On Third Mainland Bridge

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