The Federal Government has reportedly postponed indefinitely its plans to begin repair work on the Third Mainland Bridge, which should have started on Sunday.
According to a Channels Television report, the Lagos Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Charles Akpabio, said the government was suspending repairs on the 11.8km bridge in order to better plan ways to ease the congested traffic which would have resulted from closing down the bridge.
Road users are free to ply the bridge, which connects the Lagos Island to the mainland, until further notice.
More information as regards repair plans for the bridge will be communicated via radio, television and online media, the FRSC explained.
The Third Mainland Bridge was facing a five-month closure period, starting today and to be reopened on 6 November 2012.