The Lagos State Government has commenced repair work on the Third Mainland Bridge, Channels TV reports.

During a visit to the bridge on Sunday, workers were seen working on the failed portions of the critical infrastructure where failed/peeled asphaltic sections were identified.

Maintenance will stretch 120 meters on both sides of the bridge, inbound Adeniji and Oworonshoki.

Although the work starts around 7:48 am with personnel and machines having arrived the site of the peeled-off sections of the road, it is expected to round off later in the evening.

On Saturday, the state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde announced traffic diversion plans for the rehabilitation process occurring between 9 am and 4 pm.

He cited the readiness of the Lagos State Public Works Corporation to carry out the project, noting that the traffic would be diverted from one lane to another lane at the identified failed asphaltic sections on the bridge.

According to the commissioner, the repair work was expedient to solve tailbacks along the bridge at the peak periods as a result of the failed sections.

Oladeinde assured Lagosians that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) would be “fully” on ground to direct traffic to ameliorate the inconveniences.

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