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Lagos Announces Alternative Routes As Section Of Eko Bridge Is Closed Down For Repairs

Nwogbunyama Emeka

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The Lagos State Government today announced alternative routes for motorists as a section of Eko Bridge is closed down to enable rehabilitation works on worn-out bearings.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure Engr. Aramide Adeyoye, issued a statement after the joint appraisal of a failed section by an Inter-ministerial technical team comprising of officials from the Federal and State Ministries of Works and Infrastructure, Ministry of Transportation, the Federal Road Safety Corps and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority.

Engr. Adeyoye said it became necessary to close a section of the bridge to prevent endangering the lives of commuters using the bridge, pending commencement of repairs.





According to her, the immediate closure by government is to prevent a situation that could lead to loss of lives in the event that the worn-out section of the bridge gives way.

Motorists are to use alternative routes announced by the Lagos State Government for those heading to Lagos Island from Funsho Williams Avenue through Iponri to Costain, connecting Eko Bridge through the National Theatre entry point.

“Motorists can also pass from Bode Thomas to Eric Moore Road and connect Abebe Village (Nigerian Breweries) to Costain and link their destination through National Theatre to Eko Bridge”, the travel advisory stated.

Other alternative routes provided are from National Stadium to connect Shitta Roundabout, onward to Adeniran Ogunsanya Road, Bode Thomas, Eric Moore to Abebe Village (Nigerian Breweries) and Costain to link destination through Eko Bridge. Motorists from Ojuelegba are to ply Tejuoso through to Yaba, Murtala Mohammed Way to Oyingbo -Iddo -Otto to Idumota Bridge or Carter Bridge and connect their destination.

“Commuters from Agege Motor Road or Ikorodu Road should drive through Jibowu to connect Herbert Macaulay Way to Adekunle and 3rd Mainland Bridge towards Lagos Island or other destinations”, the statement added.

In conclusion, the Special Adviser appealed to all road users for the abrupt notice.  but explained that the decision was inevitable to prevent a situation that could compromise the integrity of the bridge and lead to loss of lives and property.









Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.

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