FG to spend N15bn on Third Mainland Bridge repair

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As contained in the N2.18tn supplementary budget sent by the Federal Government and passed by the National Assembly on Thursday, the Federal Government owed contractors who worked on the Eko/Marine Bridges the sum of N11,400,024, 608.

The Federal Government also allocated the sum of N15bn for the repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

The amount was tied to Urgent comprehensive repairs/rehabilitation of the Third Mainland Bridge.

The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Works, on Thursday said it had perfected plans to carry out comprehensive repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

In a statement by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Olukorede Kesha, said, “In view of the above, the motoring public is, hereby, notified that the repair works will begin with the ramps connecting Oworoshoki to Adekunle and Lagos- Island (Adeniji Adele) to Adekunle simultaneously.

“Consequently, the two ramps mentioned above will be closed to traffic by 7 am on Monday, November 6, 2023, for five weeks. Motorists are, therefore, advised to cooperate with the traffic management officials by obeying and observing all diversions as directed and are encouraged to use the alternative routes as provided.”

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