The Lagos State Government has said it has shut the Marine Beach Bridge, inward Apapa area of the state, for repairs.
This, according to Frederic Oladeinde, the Commissioner for Transportation, will take five months. He said the works will commence on Wednesday May 27, 2020.
He said in a statement that the repair works by the Federal Ministry of Works were long overdue, adding that they were vital for the safety of Lagos residents, especially motorists plying the bridge to access different parts of the state.
“He made it known that the repair works, which comprised bearing and expansion joint replacement, were 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,” the statement added.
Oladeinde said officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) will be on hand to ensure traffic flow.
He urged motorists to cooperate with them.