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3rd mainland bridge set to reopen in 7-day, says Works minister Umahi

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In a promising development for commuters, the Third Mainland Bridge, which has been partially closed to traffic, is poised to reopen within the next seven days.

This announcement was made by the Minister of Works, David Umahi during an inspection of ongoing projects in Lagos, accompanied by members of the Senate and House Committee on Works.

Umahi underscored the significance of reopening the bridge, emphasizing the relief it would bring to road users grappling with traffic congestion.

“In the next seven days, the bridge will be opened to ease traffic.I have directed the contractors to open the second lane in seven days’ time,” stated Umahi.

He further revealed that the rehabilitated road would be officially commissioned by President Bola Tinubu, coinciding with the inauguration of the coastal road.

The minister shed light on the scope and progress of the project, highlighting that the 11.8-kilometer dual lanes initiative, managed by CCEC, was initially awarded at a cost of N21 billion.

Umahi acknowledged that 30% of the project cost had already been disbursed. However, he noted additional expenses arising from asphalt, priced at N22,000 per square meter, as well as installations such as solar lights and CCTV systems.

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Despite these supplementary costs, Umahi affirmed the government’s commitment to meeting its contractual obligations.

The impending reopening of the Third Mainland Bridge signals a significant milestone in the government’s efforts to enhance infrastructure and alleviate transportation challenges in Lagos.

As the country strives to bolster its economy and improve quality of life for citizens, investments in critical infrastructure projects like this serve as catalysts for growth and development.

With a focus on efficient project management and adherence to contractual obligations, the government aims to ensure the timely completion and maintenance of vital infrastructure assets.

As Nigeria navigates through economic uncertainties, initiatives that enhance connectivity and facilitate commerce are instrumental in driving long-term prosperity and resilience.

The imminent reopening of the Third Mainland Bridge underscores the government’s commitment to delivering tangible results and fostering an enabling environment for socio-economic advancement.

As stakeholders eagerly anticipate the completion of this vital artery, expectations are high for continued progress and innovation in Nigeria’s infrastructure landscape.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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