Nigeria: Federal Govt Postpones Repairs on Third Mainland Bridge Indefinitely

Third Mainland Bridge The Federal Government has reportedly postponed indefinitely its plans to begin repair work on the Third Mainland Bridge, which should have started on Sunday.

The closure was earlier scheduled to begin yesterday, July 1, 2012 to be re-opened on November 6, 2012.

The Lagos Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Charles Akpabio, said the postponement of the repairs is intended to put more measures in place to ease possible traffic congestion the closure of bridge will create.

Road users are free to ply the bridge, which connects the Lagos Island to the mainland, until further notice.

Accoeding to the FRSC, traffic information would be communicated from time to time via Radio, Television, Newspapers and social media network.

He noted that Section 15 of the FRSC Act 2007 clearly stipulated that the operation of the Corps should cover all public roads, adding that the Corps statutory responsibility is to control and enforce traffic regulations on public roads “as we did during the 2008 maintenance work on the Third Mainland Bridge.”

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