The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged motorists to obey traffic officials as they enforce the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria.
Recall that the Federal Government had temporarily closed the bridge in a bid to conclude the ongoing rehabilitation on it.
The total closure of the bridge was scheduled to last 72 hours, from midnight Friday, January 29, 2021 to midnight Monday 1st February, 2021.
In a statement on Saturday, Sector Commander, FRSC, Lagos State, Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, lamented that some motorists till mistakenly drove toward the bridge despite the earlier statement from the office of the Federal Controller Federal Ministry of Works & Housing, Mr Olukayode Popoola.
Ogungbemide explained that the contractor plans to cast three expansion joints concrete during the period.
“The closure is necessary because during the casting and initial setting of the expansion joints, the bridges requires zero vibration in order to achieve the desired strength of the concrete,” he said in the statement issued by FRSC Public Education Officer, Lagos Sector Command, Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi.
The FRSC chief explained that after casting of the three joints and asphalting, the bridge will be reopened to traffic.
Ogungbemide stressed that men of the FRSC and other sister agencies will continue to ensure free flow of movement on all the alternative routes, and prompt removal of impediments during the duration of the closure.