The Lagos state government has postponed planned palliative works on the Third Mainland Bridge’s collapsed sections.
The state also declared that the bridge’s intended traffic division arrangement has been postponed.
The Lagos government said on Thursday that the pothole-riddled sections of the bridge will be repaired on September 17 and 24.
Commuters were advised to seek alternate routes while the bridge was being repaired by the state.
The Lagos commissioner for transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, said in a statement on Saturday that rain had hampered the “preliminaries” of the scheduled palliative works.
Heavy rain was recorded in various sections of Lagos beginning in the early hours of Saturday, causing flooding in certain locations.
Osiyemi said that a new date for the repair work will be announced to the public.
“Due to the heavy downpour experienced in all parts of the Metropolis today, the Lagos state government has announced the postponement of the planned two Sundays palliative works on the failed sections of the 3rd Mainland Bridge, which was scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 17th and Sunday, 24th September, 2023,” the statement reads.