The Federal Government revealed that the Eko bridge would be reopened today, August 13, after it was closed for repairs.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, stating that the 10-week rehabilitation works on Eko Bridge was completed on schedule, adding that traffic would also be diverted for the rehabilitation of the burnt Lagos Airport flyover from August 13.
“The Alaka to Costain section of Eko bridge which was closed to traffic since 4th June 2021 will now be opened on Friday 13th August 2021.
“The Honorable Minister of Works and Housing thanks the motoring public for their cooperation while the rehabilitation work was ongoing,” he said.
The FG added that any additional work on the bridge would not require it to be closed for repairs.
He added that additional works to be carried out on the Eko bridge would not require closure, while the traffic diversion for the rehabilitation of the Airport flyover bridge would last till September 22.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Eko Bridge was shut on June 4, with traffic diverted for the second phase of the rehabilitation of the Costain-bound section of the bridge.
Popoola also said traffic diversion towards the rehabilitation of the burnt Airport flyover bridge in Lagos would begin from Friday, August 13 until September 22
What you should know
Nairametrics reported earlier this year that the FG said it will close the Eko Bridge from June 4 to August 13 for ten weeks of repairs.