There are several banners hung in strategic places that show that maintenance works would be carried out on the third mainland bridge from July 1st – Nov 6th, 2012.“The maintenance of the bridge is long overdue and it is a welcomed development.” a commuter, however, said.
There are indications that some of the minor maintenance work have started at the time of this report, within this period, commuters have been adviced to take alternative routes.
Lagosians seem not to be convinced that the closure of the bridge is due to maintenance alone. This is because the period of closure seems like a rather long period. Some believe that it is a tactic to decongest the bridge. It would be recalled that some reports say the Boko Haram sect marked out Lagos and Ibadan for their next strike.