The Lagos State Government has announced that it will partially close the Marine bridge from Monday 17th of January to Saturday, 2nd of April, 2022 for emergency repair works on the infrastructure
This was disclosed in a statement on Sunday evening by the media aide to the Lagos State government, Jubril Gawat.
The government stated that the partial closure was to allow the Federal Government carry out routine maintenance works on the bridge infrastructure.
What the government is saying
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Oladeinde said that the partial closure was to allow the Federal Government carry out routine maintenance works on the bridge infrastructure.
The temporary closure of the bridge is in two sections, Apapa Outbound, which will be repaired between 17th of January and 9th of March, 2022, and the Apapa Inbound section of the bridge scheduled between the 10th of March and 2nd of April, 2022.
The alternative routes would be outbound Apapa and will be diverted to give way for contraflow of traffic between RRS point and Total Bridge as motorists using lighter vehicles will be diverted to Marine Beach by Mobil filling station to connect Ijora Bridge or make use of service lane by Leventis to connect Naval Dockyard to link Total underbridge to further their journeys.
Oladeinde also revealed that inbound Apapa motorists during the second phase of the rehabilitation works, would be inbound Apapa and diverted to allow contraflow of traffic between Total Bridge and RRS point.
Nairametrics also reported that the Lagos State Government announced the diversion of traffic on Dopemu road in the Agege area of the state with effect Friday, January 21, 2022, for a period of 3 months, for the planned rehabilitation and upgrade of Babajide Sanwo-Olu road within the period by the state government.