The Lagos State government has announced the postponement of the planned palliative works on the failed sections of the Third Mainland Bridge, scheduled for Sunday, September 17 and 24.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, announced this in a statement on Saturday in Lagos.
Mr Osiyemi said the postponement was due to the downpour experienced in all parts of the metropolis on Saturday.
He said the rain had affected the preliminaries of the planned Lagos State Public Works Corporation palliative works on the asphalt pavement of the bridge.
Mr Osiyemi promised that a new day, subject to weather conditions, would be duly communicated for the palliative works.
The commissioner urged motorists to continue to access the bridge by observing safety measures.
In a statement, the ministry had announced a plan to carry out palliative work on failed sections of the Third Mainland Bridge.
It said the government would work through its Public Works Corporation in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.
It said the proposed works would be executed in two phases, with phase one focusing on only the most critical sections on the Iyana Oworonshoki inward Adeniji Adele/Lagos Island.