LASG, FG To Close Eko Bridge for Maintenance June 4

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

The Lagos State Government has disclosed that the Eko Bridge from Costain to Alaka in bound National Stadium will be closed for a period of ten weeks for emergency repair work to be undertaken by the Federal Government from June 4 to August 13.

This was contained in a statement by the state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, noting that the repair was necessitated by the need to complete the rehabilitation works at the opposite side of the bridge earlier initiated by the Federal Government, hence the need for a notice of route diversion.

Oladeinde noted that efforts have been made at providing alternative routes to divert traffic during the period of repairs.

He said, “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 access Apongbon through CMS Outer Marina Road to connect Ebute Metta Ikorodu Road to access their destination.

“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,” Mr Oladeinde said.

He appealed to residents of the state, especially motorists that ply these corridors, to take note of the diversion routes.

The commissioner further urged motorists to bear the inconveniences, as the project aimed to achieve a seamless, safe and efficient transport system that would meet the transportation needs of a larger population.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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