Stella Dimoko FERMA commences repairs on Third Mainland Bridge


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Monday, January 23, 2017

FERMA commences repairs on Third Mainland Bridge

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency has started the rehabilitation of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos to ease difficulty being faced by motorists.

Checks by the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday revealed that FERMA was removing asphalt on four portions on the Obalende/Church Missionary Society bound carriageway.

The engineer in charge of the agency, Lagos East, Mr. Tayo Awodun told NAN that the agency was working on both carriageways of the bridge in a manner that would not affect the flow of traffic.

Awodun, however, said that the heavy traffic on the axis was slowing down repair works, but added that the agency usually staggered work between lanes with less traffic to reduce hardship by road users.

He said, “The major work we are doing on Third Mainland Bridge is to mill the distressed surfacing after which we would put asphalt overlay.

“Generally, the challenge we are having is that traffic is ever high on the bridge being one of the major routes for motorists coming to the island.

“We have always studied the traffic situation and we work when we have less traffic, that is why on some days our work spans into the night on the carriageway that has less traffic.

“We put on necessary safety measures when working at night. For the Lagos (Obalende/CMS) Bound carriageway for example, we start work at about noon when the rush hours for those going to work on the island would have been over.

“While for the Oworonshoki bound carriageway, we start work at about 7a.m. or earlier, till about 2 p.m. when we leave site. We try to move men, materials and equipment out of site before 3 p.m. because by 4 p.m. traffic would be back, with people returning from work.”

The engineer said that FERMA had been on site for over one week, adding that the target of the agency was to complete work on bad portions before May.

He explained that the work schedule was planned in a way that it would not cause much discomfort to road users.

“It is sectional milling and resurfacing with asphalt that we are doing,” he said.

He, however, said that the contract did not cover the entire stretch of the bridge, only critical portions, adding that other portions would receive attention soon.


*Did anyone drive pass third mainland Bridge and seen any repair work going on?Na question i ask oh!


  1. I saw them on Thursday, they really caused serious traffic

    *Larry was here*

  2. It has been on for almost 3 weeks now.
    But the man is lying sha about working on lanes with lesser traffic during the day. So what happened on Friday? The traffic on that axis tied wrapper and it was caused by FERMA.

    i just think they want to rubbish all the good works of Ambode in decongesting Lagos.
    Same nonsense by this FERMA on mine ibafo axis.

  3. Yes, work is going on but the traffic is out of this world. At least you should have been informed earlier than this to enable us take other route. Thank you

    1. I can imagine the traffic. I passed there last monday morning to the mainland

  4. Traffic for der no be here o! Ambode provided solution to d gridlock and Fashola is recreating one!

  5. Yes. Just got to the island now. Last week, I was wondering why they scraped a part, now I get it.

  6. Too much traffic and it is affecting our agbonbon bridge

  7. The traffic on that bridge will be something else

  8. Yeah, they are re-surfacing or so. Its been on for like 2 weeks now. If they follow the time they have stated here, it will favour most people. I no ready for any traffic cos I am usually on the bridge like 5am so I dont get into anyhow traffic sha. Though the traffic there on Thursday extended up to almost 7up. We shall survive.


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