The Federal Government has announced that the third mainland bridge will be closed on Friday for maintenance to be carried out and will not be opened till January 2021.
This was according to a statement by Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday.
He explained that the maintenance of the busiest bridge in the country was aimed at replacing damaged components for a better motoring experience and is to be carried out on a length of 3.5 kilometres out of the 11.8 kilometres of the bridge.
He called on motorists to be patient as he acknowledged the hardship they will go through in the next six months. He added that it will be better to bear six months of work and closure than to allow the bridge collapse, which would take years to fix.