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Lagos announces closure of Eko Bridge for 10 weeks



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Lagos State Government has declared that the Eko Bridge from Costain to Alaka in bound National Stadium will be partly closed for 10 weeks for emergency maintenances by Federal Government.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, who announced this in a press statement, stated that the closure of Eko Bridge will take place from June 4 to August 13.

Oladeinde clarified that the repair was required to finish the rehabilitation works at the opposite side of the bridge previously started by the Federal Government, therefore the requirement for a notice of road diversion.

The Commissioner stated that pending the beginning of the rehabilitation works; alternative routes have been made accessible for motorists’ awareness, to oversee traffic during the repair period.

The statement partly read, “Traffic from Apongbon to Alaka, Stadium, Inner Surulere or Ikorodu Road will be diverted to Eko Bridge to access Costain Roundabout to Iponri through Alaka and Funso Williams Avenue.

“Similarly, motorists from Eko Bridge will have to navigate their desired destinations through Costain Roundabout to Abebe Village (by Nigerian Breweries Plc) through Eric Moore to Bode Thomas to Adeniran Ogunsanya, to access Shitta Roundabout by Stadium under the bridge to Funso Williams Avenue to Dorman-Long Bridge and Fadeyi-Ikorodu Road.

“Motorists can gain access to Apongbon through CMS Outer Marina Road to connect Ebute Metta Ikorodu Road to access their destinations.

“Motorists from Apongbon can pass through CMS to Outer Marina to Adeniji Adele, Third Mainland Bridge, Adekunle to Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu road will also be available.”

Oladeinde appealed to residents of the state, particularly motorists that ply these roads, to abide by the diversion routes.

He said, “In like manners, traffic directions and road signals would be made available to minimize inconveniences that may be experienced while the construction work lasts.”


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