With the rains this morning, and all weekend actually, Lagos state residents are heaving a sigh of relief as work on the 3rd mainland bridge has been suspended indefinitely.Maybe they should just wait till after the rains, because the rains and closure of third mainlad bridge! that sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Lagos Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Charles Akpabio, had said on Saturday that the Federal Government had postponed the repair work indefinitely.
He said the development was to allow government put more measures in place so ensure hitch free repair.
Sources within the state government told our correspondent that the inability of the state and federal governments to agree on some modalities was among the factors responsible for the postponement.
But the Commissioner for Transportation, Kayode Opeifa, said there was no cause for alarm.
He said, “The work will start in a matter of days.
“The postponement was at the instance of the Federal Controller of Works.
“The contractors are ready and the state government is fully prepared to ensure free flow of traffic while the repair lasted.”
The repairs on the bridge were earlier scheduled to commence on July 1 and end on November 6, 2012.