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Third Mainland Bridge rehabilitation: Works Minister says continuous piling of asphalt is dangerous



Third Mainland Bridge

The Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, says the continuous pilling of asphalt on the Third Mainland Bridge could cause vehicles to overturn, describing the practice as dangerous.

The bridge had been slated for emergency repairs due to the bad state of some portions of the bridge with some big bumps.

This was made known on Friday night by Umahi while featuring on a Channels Television programme, Politics Today.

Umahi stated that the  2 inches overlay asphalt which the bridge is meant to carry has increased to a thickness of between 4 and 12 inches in the course of maintaining the bridge.

Meanwhile, the minister had set a new deadline for the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Umahi, who had earlier said the project would be delivered mid-September after multiple deadlines, revealed that November has been set as the new date.