The Lagos State Government announced on Sunday that the Marine Beach Bridge by Total Gas, inwards Apapa, would be partially closed for five months in order to effect some emergency repair works.
The closure will take effect from Wednesday May 27 to Wednesday October 21, according to the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde who made the development known in a statement.
He noted that the repair work to be carried out by the Federal Ministry of Works was long overdue and vital for the safety of residents, especially motorists that ply the bridge.
Oladeinde said necessary palliative work has been carried out on all alternative routes around the construction site, putting them in motorable conditions to ease motorists’ movements while the repair work is going on.
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According to him, the repair work comprised of bearing and expansion as well as joint replacement and would be executed in two phases; with each phase focusing on one lane of the Bridge at a time.
The first phase, he said, would focus on the lane inbound Apapa, while the second phase would concentrate on the outbound lane.
The statement further explained that motorists’ inwards Wharf road would be diverted to the other sections of the bridge outwards Apapa, and that a contraflow of 200metres has been put in place for vehicles to realign with a proper direction inwards Ajegunle or Wharf road, Apapa, while motorists descending to Total Gas underbridge will drive without any hindrance.