The Lagos State Government have announced the closure of the Marine Bridge road in other to commence repair works.
According to a report by PM News, the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Dayo Mobereola announced the closure of the Bridge Road on Friday, August 5, 2016 in preparation to the commencement of repair works.
“While the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has assured of immediate action towards repairing the bridge as it may deem fit, the Lagos State Government is committed to putting in place effective traffic management strategies that will mitigate the impact of the closure,” Dr. Mobereola said in a statement.
The repair work, which would be carried out by contractors of the Federal Ministry of Works, will see traffic coming from Wharf Base/Point Road being diverted at service Lane (Marine Beach Road) by Leventis Junction to link Lilly Pond by Dockyard and ascend Ijora Bridge to continue their journey.
Furthermore, Mobereola noted that motorists traveling to Ajegunle should take a left turn at the second junction under the Apapa Road Bridge to Marine Beach junction inward Ajegunle or back to Ijora bridge and continue their journey.
“The state government has among other initiatives deployed various signages directing traffic appropriately. It is equally important to ask motorist to please obey personnel of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria police and other law enforcement agencies deployed to control and manage traffic in the area. This is in our collective interest,” Mobereola further said in his statement.
Meanwhile, the government warned that the alternative route options were not to be used by heavy duty vehicles till the completion of the repairs.