The Federal Government has approved the sum of N6.2billion for the maintenance of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State.
Briefing State House correspondents on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the 24-month repair will cover 11 kilometres, including interchanges, ramps, and critical links.
According to Fashola, a former governor of Lagos State, the maintenance works are critical to the structural integrity of the bridge.
He said the maintenance works would restore the driving surface and the aesthetics.
“Some of the rails that have been stolen; some of the planes that have misaligned at the ramps that lead you on and off the bridge.
“So, this is the work that is being done now; so all the experience, avoiding potholes on the bridge; this project will tackle that,’’
This is coming two weeks after the Lagos State Government said it would undertake rehabilitation works on the 32-year-old bridge to repair failed and peeled asphaltic sections and substructure.