The Lagos State Government has closed the Eko Bridge inwards of the newly re-opened Apongbon Bridge for immediate repairs.
Naija News reports that the closure is expected to last for 24 hours starting from Sunday, 16th July 2023.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Engr. Abdulhafiz Toriola confirmed the development in a statement issued on Saturday.
According to him, the 24-hour closure will allow uninterrupted palliative adjustment of the bridge, adding that the palliative work was necessary to complement the newly re-opened Apongbon Bridge.
This platform understands that the closure is for immediate remedial palliative works by the Lagos State Public Works in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.
Toriola, however, confirmed that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Personnel have been deployed to control and manage traffic around C.M.S, Marina, Ijora, and other alternative routes on the Lagos Island and Mainland.
Motorists from Mainland/Surulere going to Lagos Island are advised to make use of Ijora-Olopa/Causeway to Carter Bridge (Idumota) to connect their desired destinations or connect Costain to Iganmu through Ijora-Oloye via Ijora Causeway to Carter Bridge (Idumota), for their desired destinations.
Motorists from Lagos Island going to Surulere/Mainland are advised to connect Carter Bridge (Idumota) through Iddo/Oyingbo to Herbert Macaulay for their desired destinations;
Connect Carter Bridge (Idumota) through Ijora Olopa by LAWMA Headquarters to Eko Bridge inwards Costain/Alaka for their desired destinations.
Motorists can also use the Third Mainland Bridge through Adekunle to connect Herbert Macaulay to link their desired destinations.
The Permanent Secretary also appealed to road users to bear and cooperate with the traffic managers during the repairs.