The Federal Government, on Wednesday, authorised the whole sum of N23.33bn for floor preservation of the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos State, in addition to the augmentation of the agreement sum for the antique Enugu-Anambra street project.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who briefed State House correspondents after this week’s Federal Executive Council assembly on the Presidential Villa, stated the 24-month restore might cowl eleven kilometres, which includes interchanges, ramps, and vital links.
He stated the flow aligns with Executive Order eleven, signed through the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in April 2022, which gave criminal backing to the country’s countrywide upkeep policy.
The statement got here slightly weeks after the Lagos State Government stated it might rehabilitate the 32-year-vintage bridge to restore failed and peeled asphaltic sections and substructure.
However, Fashola argued that there might be no duplication of efforts.
The former Lagos State governor stated the state’s Public Works Corporation might attention at the practical shape of the bridge, including the underwater piles, whilst the FG will adopt floor preservation to deal with potholes and repair lacking protect rails.
“I had been requested approximately the works accomplished at the bridge before. The works pay attention especially at the bridge’s substructure, the underwater piles, the pile caps and the substitute of the growth joints and the bearings.
“These are protection works which are crucial to the structural integrity of the bridge. What we’re handling now’s different. It is the riding floor and additionally the aesthetics. Some of the rails which have been stolen. Some of the pleats are misaligned on the routes that lead you on and rancid the bridge.”
Fashola brought that there aren’t anyt any predicted extended closures in the course of the works.
Meanwhile, the Council additionally accredited a N17.05bn version for the agreement for the development of the antique Enugu-Onitsha street, whose modern sum now stands at N48.99bn.