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LSPWC fixes potholes on Third Mainland Bridge, other roads

By Bertram Nwannekanma
16 August 2022   |   3:53 am
After last week’s report by The Guardian on the return of potholes along major roads in Lagos metropolis, the state’ State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) on Sunday carried out maintenance work on sections of the third mainland bridge and other roads.

Sectional maintenance of Third Mainland bridge by LSPWC on Sunday

After last week’s report by The Guardian on the return of potholes along major roads in Lagos metropolis, the state’ State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) on Sunday carried out maintenance work on sections of the third mainland bridge and other roads.
 
Speaking during inspection of the work, the Corporation’s General Manager, Lateef Somide, an engineer, said the rehabilitation was part of ongoing state-wide road maintenance and rehabilitation operations.
 


He noted that even though maintenance of the bridge is under the purview of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA),  the  State Government decided to provide the one-off intervention on critical sections, which are not only slowing down traffic, but also lead to accidents in some cases.
 
He said further that “this effort is in furtherance of the governor’s commitment to unhindered movement of persons and goods in Lagos to promote its status as the commercial nerve centre of the country.’’
 
Somide said the agency chose to fix the third mainland bridge between 9:00a.m. and 4:00p.m. on Sunday when traffic is usually lighter on the corridor.
 
On maintenance work recently carried out across the state,  Somide said since the break in heavy downpour witnessed in the past weeks, the Corporation has continued to extend its operations to many parts of Lagos.
  
He said: “Within the last two weeks, LSPWC’s presence have been felt in many parts of Lagos, which include Emmanuel Keshi Street, Kosofe; Abdul Quadri Street, Kosofe; Sabo Roundabout, Ikorodu; Haruna Akintola Street, Ikorodu; Herbert Macaulay Street, Lagos Mainland; Barikisu Iyede Street, Lagos Mainland; Abiodun Sobajo Street, Lagos Mainland; First Foundation Street, Opebi, Ikeja”.
   
The General Manager assured road users in parts of Lagos yet to be reached that it would soon be their turn.