The Federal Government has announced the closure of the Alaka-Costain-Iganmu section of the Eko Bridge (inward Island) for an additional 40 days starting from Sunday, July 23, 2023.
The decision comes in response to the identification of damages on certain bridge members that require immediate attention.
The closure was communicated in a statement issued on Thursday by Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos State, on behalf of the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Works & Housing.
The statement emphasized the urgency of repairing and replacing the affected bridge members to ensure the integrity and structural stability of the entire bridge.
The closure is part of a maintenance plan to address the bridge’s issues, as intermittent closures were previously announced during the opening of the Apongbon section of the Bridge by Lagos State Governor, His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Federal Controller Of Works, Olukorede Kesha.
To facilitate the necessary repairs and restoration work, the Contractor, Messrs Buildwell Plants & Equipment Ind. Ltd, will be granted access to carry out the essential tasks within the specified timeframe.
While the service lane leading to Iponri will remain accessible, motorists traveling from Western Avenue and its surroundings are advised to take alternative routes provided during the closure. The Traffic-Management Team deployed on the highway will be in charge of managing traffic, and motorists are encouraged to cooperate and adhere to their instructions.
The Federal Government and relevant authorities express their appreciation for the public’s usual cooperation and understanding during this essential maintenance work to ensure the safety and reliability of the Eko Bridge.
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