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Lagos State To Close Marine Beach Bridge For Five Months


The Government of Lagos State has just announced that it will be closing the Marine Beach Bridge, Apapa, this is to take effect on May 27th up until October 21st.

This information was revealed by Dr. Fredric Oladeinde, who is the Lagos State’s Commissioner for Transportation. He disclosed this information on the 24th of May, 2020.

He said that this decision was enable the repair of the bridge which he said was overdue for repairs. His statement reads:

 “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 reveled that the partial closure of this bridge by the Total Gas, inward Apapa, would continue to last for five months. He said that the closure was according to the vision of providing a smooth transportation system in the city.

Me also mentioned that Motorists inward Wharf Road would be shown to other section of the bridge outward Apapa. According to him the contraflow of 200 meters has been designed for vehicles to rejoin with the proper direction inward Ajegunle or Wharf road. He added that vehicles coming to the Total Gas would be allowed to drive through without any hindrance.

He also added that Traffic Management Authorities of the State would station operatives at the construction site to ease traffic. He also begged motorist and also residents of the area to please cooperate with the Traffic Management officials that would be deployed to the areas.

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