The third mainland bridge has been partially shut since July 24 for repair works. On the 14th of January 2021, Babatunde Fashola made the confirmation on reopening the bridge during an inspection of the construction work on major roads and bridges in Lagos State.
Minister Fashola alongside his team visited the section of the Apapa-Oshodi expressway engulfed by fire when a petrol tanker burst into flames.
According to the Minister of Works, Fashola, the maintenance scheduled on Falomo bridge has been delayed due to the partial closure of the third mainland bridge
He stated that“Once the third mainland bridge is reopened, we will move to Falomo bridge and replace the expansion joints.”
According to the Ministry of Works and its contractors, the bridge had been scheduled to reopen fully in January. But a push was necessitated due to the two weeks lost to the #EndSARS protests. The bridge is reputed to be the busiest, in terms of vehicular traffic, in the country.