N15bn of N2.18tn of hurriedly passed supplementary budget will be spent on repairing the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge.
The latter has not been in excellent shape in recent times on account of which it was closed for repairs on a number of times.
This time, N15bn will be spent on it to put it to better shape as contained in the supplementary budget the National Assembly passed on Thursday.
Flowing from the budget, 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.
This was made public via a statement the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Olukorede Kesha, released in which it was announced that of the bridge will be closed for five weeks for repair.
“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,” Kesha wrote.