The Federal Government will close the Third Mainland Bridge on Fridayat midnight and will not be reopened until January 2021.
Honorable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola confirmed this at a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, called on motorists in Lagos to be patient with the repairs.
Mr. Fashola also explained that the maintenance of the busiest bridge in the country was aimed at replacing damaged parts of the bridge for a better transportation experience.
Mr. Fashola acknowledged the fact that the closure third Mainland Bridge will lead to hardship in a short period of time but emphasized that there was no other way to carry out the maintenance work without closing the bridge.
He also made the citizens understand that it was better to bear six months of repair and closure than to allow the bridge to collapse, which would take years to fix.