The Lagos State Government has announced the partial closure of the Marine Bridge from Tuesday, March 9 to Monday, June 21, 2021, for emergency repair works on the Apapa outward section of the bridge.
The partial closure is to enable the government to carry out necessary maintenance work on the bridge infrastructure which includes removal and cleaning of the existing expansion joints to prevent further deterioration.
The disclosure is contained in a statement signed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, on Saturday, March 6, 2021.
Oladeinde also explained that during the period of the partial closure, traffic will be diverted to alternative routes, informing that Apapa inward lane will be divided into two lanes to allow a counter flow of traffic.
In order to reduce the impact of the expected traffic impediment, he said palliative works have been completed on the alternative routes to ease movement, advising motorists inwards Apapa to make use of Total underneath the bridge to connect Naval Dockyard to Danlami to Leventis corridor and/or to connect Marine Beach by Mobil through Federal Fire Service/Obanikoro to Naggaf/North Avenue to Wharf Road.
According to the statement, road users from Ajegunle inwards Iganmu/or Ijora, are advised to use Agbo Malu to Tego Barracks to Total, underneath the bridge and ascend Marine Bridge to connect their desired destinations.
The Transport Commissioner assured that Traffic Management Personnel (LASTMA) will be deployed to alternative routes to manage traffic encumbrances.
Oladeinde also implored vehicle owners plying the corridors to be patient and bear with the State government as the measures taken are aimed at providing quality and safe road infrastructure for everyone.
It can be recalled in May last year, the Lagos State Government announced the shutdown of the Marine Beach Bridge, inward Apapa area of the state, for repairs for a period of 5 months
The state government said that the repair works by the Federal Ministry of Works, which were long overdue, were vital for the safety of Lagos residents, especially motorists plying the bridge to access different parts of the state.
Also, the Federal Government just last weekend, reopened the Third Mainland Bridge which was shut down for about 8 months for rehabilitation and repair works which had been long overdue.Follow us on social media