The Federal Ministry of Works, on Thursday, disclosed that the Third Mainland Bridge will be fully opened to traffic from November 6, as scheduled by the contractor, Borini Prono.
Ejike Mgbemena,the Director, South-west, Federal Ministry of Works, disclosed that according to the work plan made available by the contractor, the bridge would have been opened for use a week ago because work was ahead of schedule. But it was postponed to enable the contractor apply some finishing to the job.
He apologised, saying: “I’m sorry to inform you of the postponement of the opening of Third Mainland Bridge. We lately discovered that the on-going pavement repair works will not be ready earlier than anticipated and this is responsible for this postponement.”
Mgbemena said the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, will be in Lagos on Tuesday to declare the bridge open and to thank Lagos residents for their patience.