THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – The government of Lagos has announced that it is shutting down the Marine Beach bridge partially for repairs, starting from May 27 to October 21, 2020.
This move, the government says, is towards providing a seamless transportation system.
According to a tweet via the Lagos State Government’s handle, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the commissioner for transportation, said that the planned repairs on the bridge by the Federal Ministry of Works is vital to the safety of the people of Lagos, especially motorists plying the route to access different parts of the state.
The repair project which will last five (5) months is to extend inwards Apapa. As such, motorists moving inwards on Wharf Road will be diverted to the other section of the bridge for vehicles exiting Apapa.
In the order to ensure that motorists descending to Total Gas underbridge will drive without any hindrance, the commissioner says, a contraflow of 200 metres will be put in place for vehicles to realign with a proper direction inwards Ajegunle or Wharf Road, Apapa.
Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and other state law enforcement agencies will be deployed to the axis to ameliorate inconveniences that might arise from the closure, he added.
According to a news report, the commissioner also explained that the repair would 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 clarified.