The Lagos State Government has disclosed plan to effect partial closure of the Marine Beach Bridge, Apapa, to vehicular movement, from May 27 to Oct. 21.
The State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde made this disclosure in a statement issued to newsmen in Lagos.
Oladeinde explained that the closure of the Lagos Marine Beach Bridge would be to enable repair of the bridge which, he said, was long overdue.
“The repair by the Federal Ministry of Works is long overdue and is vital for the safety of the people of Lagos State, especially motorists that ply the bridge to access different parts of the state.
“Necessary palliative works have been carried out on all alternative routes around the construction site to make them to be in good condition to ease movement during the construction period.
“The repair work, which comprise bearing and expansion joint replacement, is planned to be executed in two phases, with each phase focusing on one lane of the bridge at a time.
” The first phase will be handling the lane inbound Apapa while the second phase will be designated to work on the lane that conveys vehicles outside the axis,” he said.
The Commissioner said that the partial closure of the bridge by Total Gas, inward Apapa, would last for five months.
Oladeinde said that a contraflow of 200 metres had been designed for vehicles to realign with a proper direction inward Ajegunle or Wharf Road, Apapa.
He said that motorists descending to Total Gas would drive without any hindrance.
Federick added that operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority would be stationed at the construction locations to ease traffic.
Oladeinde beseeched motorists and residents of the area to cooperate with traffic management agencies deployed to the areas.
The commissioner said that operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority would be stationed at the construction locations to ease traffic.
“The state government expresses its commitment to providing a transportation system that will meet the needs of a larger population in an emerging smart city,” he said.
Lagos Today gathered that the Public Affairs Unit of the State Ministry of Transportation (MOT) had on March 27 announced the closure of the Marine Bridge, partially from March 28 to Aug. 15 for repair.
Meanwhile, The Ministry suspended the plan due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 28.Follow us on social media