The Federal Government has resolved to shut down the third mainland bridge in Lagos state starting from Friday 24 July.
The bridge is set to shut down for the period of six months for another phase of repair works to begin on the 11.8 km bridge.
Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, disclosed this to journalists on Monday.
According to Popoola, consultations are currently ongoing for another phase of repair works to begin on the 11.8 km bridge.
He said the repair works would start on the outward mainland section of the bridge.
Recall that the bridge has gone through a series of repair works and was last shut in August 2018 for a three-day investigative maintenance check.
There have also been reports of some worn-out expansion joints on the structure, raising concerns over the state of the bridge.
This development will force motorists in Lagos, who ply the bridge to begin making arrangements for alternative routes.