Govt releases important advise to Lagosians, over closure of popular bridge

  • The Lagos state government will be closing the Marine Bridge along the Apapa area of the state for repairs
  • The state government said the repairs which will commence from August 20 would end on December 20
  • According to the commissioner for information in the state, the need for the closure followed a notification from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing over the planned repairs

The government of Lagos state on Thursday, August 11, announced the closure of a part of the Marine Bridge in the Apapa area of Lagos state for four months.

Lagos state’s commissioner for transportation, Frederic Oladeinde in a statement said that the part of the bridge will be closed for four months for repairs.

Lagos state, Marine Bridge, Apapa Lagos, ministry of works and housing, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
The Lagos state government has announced that the Marine Bridge Apapa would be closed for four months.
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Oladeinde giving details of the repair process said that the closure of the bridge will begin from Sunday, August 20 until Tuesday, December 20.

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He also said that the need to notify Lagosians of the closure of the Marine bridge was due to the notification received from the Federal Ministry of Works on the ongoing emergency repair works on it.

Effect of the Marine Bridge closure

The commissioner noted that the repair and closure will also affect the Apapa outbound lane of the bridge and thus released a traffic diversion plan.

His words:

“According to the rehabilitation schedule contained in the notification, traffic outbound Apapa will be diverted to the inbound lane to give way for a contraflow as the Apapa outbound lane will be closed for repairs.”

He further assured residents of the commitment of the management and staff of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) to make movement easy for motorists.

Oladeinde LASTMA would be fully on the ground to direct traffic in addition to traffic guides to ameliorate the inconveniences.

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In addition, Oladeinde urged every motorist and road user to be patient as the measures taken are aimed at providing quality and safe road infrastructure for everyone.

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