Lagos - The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), on Wednesday, said that
there were no potholes on the newly rehabilitated Third Mainland
FERMA Zonal Coordinator (South West II), Mr Oladipo Fagbamila told
the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that the agency had
carried out extensive maintenance of the bridge and there were no more
``No pot holes there. Any body that said he has seen pot holes should
come and show me where they are on the Third Mainland Bridge,’’ he
Fagbamila spoke against the backdrop of reports that there were still
potholes on the bridge, which was reopened to traffic last week, after a
four-month long rehabilitation.
He, however, said that some minor cracks, which were on the bridge, were being worked upon.
``If you are talking about skin failure, that is, minor cracks on the bridge, our people have moved there to fill it,’’ he said.
The FERMA zonal coordinator told NAN that the agency would also move
to site to begin the replacement of guard rails on the bridge before the
end of the week.
He said that the materials for the replacement of the guard rails on both sides of the bridge were being put together.
``For all those guard rails that are falling off, we will repair them and put new ones.
``Before Friday, we will begin work because the parts are ready, and
it is just to move them to site to replace all railings that have gone
``The remaining materials are currently being fabricated and before Friday, the replacement of bad rails will begin,`` he said.
According to him, some of the concrete guards on the bridge, that were destroyed by vehicles, will also be replaced.
He said that the agency was planning, in the long run, to change some
of the guard rails to concrete, to check the activities of social
miscreants and thieves who vandalised and stole some railings in the
Fagbamila said that the agency was working on various proposals to
seek the cooperation of private investors on the continuous maintenance
of the bridge.
He told NAN that part of the plan was to get the private partners to
come and advertise on the bridge and constantly maintain it to make it
"If private investors can be involved on the majority of our roads, it would go a long a way,’` he said.
He also said that the agency had taken a proposal on the fixing of
street lights on the bridge to its head office in Abuja and was
expecting work to begin on it soon.