The Federal Government has approved the sum of N6.28 billion for the maintenance of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State. The decision aligns with Executive Order 11 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari in April 2022, which gives legal backing to the country’s national maintenance policy.
During a briefing with State House correspondents 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.
The Minister noted that the state’s Public Works Corporation will focus on the functional structure of the bridge such as the underwater piles, while the Federal Government will undertake surface maintenance to treat potholes and restore missing guard rails.
The decision comes 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 the substructure.