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No potholes on 3rd Mainland Bridge- FERMA

07 November 2012, 16:21

Lagos - The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), on Wednesday, said that there were no potholes on the newly rehabilitated Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.

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 potholes.

``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 said.

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 bad.

``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 past.

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 functional.

"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.



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