Relief came the way of motorists in Lagos Saturday as the Federal Government reopened the Third Mainland Bridge after over seven months of its closure for a major rehabilitation work.
The reopening of the bridge followed the completion of work on the 11.8-kilometre highway.
The Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola disclosed that the bridge is now fully opened to traffic with effect from 12 noon on Saturday.
“Third mainland bridge rehab completed. Fully opens to traffic at 12noon today. Thank you all for your patience. Drive safely,” the Minister said on his verified twitter handle @tundefashola.
Daily Trust on Sunday reports that the bridge was shut last year for a comprehensive repair of section of the bridge estimated at 3.5km.
The rehabilitation work which was carried out in two phases was to last till January 24, 2021. Later the Minister said the reopening would be done February 15 but it was further shifted to Saturday.