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.
The Director, South-west, Federal Ministry of Works, Ejike Mgbemena, disclosed that according to the work plan made available by the contractor, the bridge would have been opened for use last week because work was ahead of schedule but due to the contractor’s inability to apply some finishing touches, the opening was postponed.
“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” he apologised.
Meanwhile, Mgbemena has revealed that 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.