Lagos to close Marine Beach Bridge for five months



The Lagos state government Sunday announced a plan to effect partial closure of the Marine Beach Bridge, Apapa, to vehicular movement, from May 27 to October 21.

The state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos.

He said the closure 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.

Mr Oladeinde said the partial closure of the bridge by Total Gas, inward Apapa, would last for five months.

The commissioner also said the repair was in line with the vision of providing a seamless transportation system in the metropolis.

He stated further those motorists inward Wharf Road would be diverted to the other section of the bridge toward Apapa.

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