The Federal Authorities has closed a bit of Eko Bridge, one of many three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland in Lagos State.
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, who confirmed this defined that the closure was to allow rehabilitation works on worn-out bearings observed between Alaka and Costain portion inwards Apongbon.
In different to scale back the impact on motorists, the Lagos State Authorities on Wednesday introduced various routes in a press release by the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye.
Adeyoye famous that an inter-ministerial technical crew comprising officers from the Federal and State Ministries of Works and Infrastructure had appraised the failed part of the bridge.
Different officers on the crew had been these from the Ministry of Transportation, the Federal Highway Security Corps (FRSC), and the Lagos State Site visitors Administration Authority (LASTMA).
The governor’s aide stated it grew to become needed to shut a bit of the bridge to stop endangering the lives of commuters utilizing the bridge, pending the graduation of repairs.
She said that regardless of the inconvenience which will come up from the closure, the federal government resorted to speedy closure to stop a state of affairs that might result in lack of lives if the worn-out part of the bridge offers manner.
Adeyoye, due to this fact, suggested motorists to make use of various routes introduced by the state authorities for these heading to Lagos Island from Funsho Williams Avenue by means of Iponri to Costain and connecting Eko Bridge by means of the Nationwide Theatre entry level.
“Motorists can also pass from Bode Thomas to Eric Moore Road and connect Abebe Village (Nigerian Breweries) to Costain and link their destination through National Theatre to Eko Bridge”, the journey advisory said.
Different various routes supplied had been from Nationwide Stadium to attach Shitta Roundabout, onward to Adeniran Ogunsanya Highway, Bode Thomas, Eric Moore to Abebe Village (Nigerian Breweries) and Costain to hyperlink vacation spot by means of Eko Bridge.
Motorists from Ojuelegba had been additionally suggested to ply Tejuoso by means of to Yaba, Murtala Mohammed Solution to Oyingbo -Iddo -Otto to Idumota Bridge, or Carter Bridge and join their vacation spot.
“Commuters from Agege Motor Road or Ikorodu Road should drive through Jibowu to connect Herbert Macaulay Way to Adekunle and Third Mainland Bridge towards Lagos Island or other destinations”, the assertion added.
Adeyoye appealed to all street customers for the abrupt discover however defined that the choice was inevitable to stop a state of affairs that might compromise the integrity of the bridge and result in lack of lives and property.