The third main land bridge in Lagos will be shut down for three days, starting from July 27, the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has said. He said this on Monday while addressing some confusion over the period for the road closure, on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
According him, the bridge will only be closed for three days, contrary to reports that it will be closed for 27 months. “I think somebody mistook the date 27th of July for 27 months, I don’t know how that came about but there was a signed statement from my office and it didn’t contain 27 months”. The 3-day closure according to him, will enable the contractors assess the true state of the road, after which repair works will commence by the end of the year or at the start of next year (2019).
The minister also noted that the closure would have come much earlier, but the government decided to wait until schools begin to go on vacation, in order to reduce the amount of traffic on the roads.