Thu. May 23rd, 2024

The Lagos State Government has announced that the Eko Bridge at the recently reopened Apongbon Bridge area will be closed for 24 hours on Sunday, July 16, 2023.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transportation, Engr. Abdulhafiz Toriola announced this on Saturday.

He said the closure is necessary for immediate remedial palliative works to be conducted by the Lagos State Public Works in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, adding that the 24-hour closure will facilitate uninterrupted palliative adjustments on the bridge.

Toriola stressed the importance of the palliative works in complementing the newly reopened Apongbon Bridge while outlining alternative routes for motorists during the repair period:

Motorists travelling from the Mainland/Surulere to Lagos Island are advised to utilize Ijora-Olopa/Causeway, then proceed to Carter Bridge (Idumota) to reach their desired destinations. Alternatively, they can connect through Costain to Iganmu via Ijora-Oloye and Ijora Causeway to Carter Bridge (Idumota).

Motorists travelling from Lagos Island to Surulere/Mainland should connect to Carter Bridge (Idumota) through Iddo/Oyingbo, then proceed to Herbert Macaulay for their desired destinations. Another option is to connect to Eko Bridge through Ijora Olopa, passing by LAWMA Headquarters, and continue towards Costain/Alaka.

Additionally, motorists can choose to utilise the Third Mainland Bridge, passing through Adekunle, to connect to Herbert Macaulay for their desired destinations.

Toriola also confirmed that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority personnel have been deployed to manage and control traffic in areas such as C.M.S, Marina, Ijora, and other alternative routes on Lagos Island and Mainland.

He urged road users to cooperate with traffic managers during the palliative works to ensure smooth movement and minimize disruptions.

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