The Lagos State Government has announced the partial closure of Marine Bridge from Tuesday, March 9, to Monday, June 21, 2021.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, stated on Friday that the three-month closure was for emergency repair works on the Apapa outward section of the bridge.
Oladeinde said the closure was necessary to maintain the bridge infrastructure, which includes removal and cleaning of the existing expansion joints to prevent further deterioration.
He added that during the period of the partial closure, traffic would be diverted to alternative routes, while Apapa inward lane would be divided into two lanes to allow counter flow of traffic.
“To ameliorate the effect of the expected traffic, palliative works have been completed on alternative routes to ease movement. Motorists plying inward Apapa were advised to make use of Total underneath the bridge to connect Naval Dockyard to Danlami to Leventis corridor and/or to connect Marine Beach by Mobil through Federal Fire Service/Obanikoro to Naggaf/North Avenue to Wharf Road, according to the statement.
Similarly, motorists from Ajegunle inward Iganmu/or Ijora were directed to use Agbo Malu to Tego Barracks to Total underneath the bridge and ascend Marine bridge to connect their desired destinations,” he said.
The commissioner assured that officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority would be deployed to the alternative routes to manage traffic encumbrances.
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