Lagos Govt To Shut Eko Bridge for 24hrs On Sunday for Repairs

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The Lagos State Government on Saturday made an announcement regarding the closure of Eko Bridge at the recently reopened Apongbon Bridge area.

The closure is scheduled to take place for a 24-hour period on Sunday, July 16, 2023.

Engr. Abdulhafiz Toriola, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transportation, explained that the closure is necessary to carry out immediate remedial palliative works. These works will be conducted by the Lagos State Public Works in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing. The purpose of this closure is to ensure uninterrupted palliative adjustments on the bridge, which will further complement the newly reopened Apongbon Bridge.

To assist motorists during this repair period, alternative routes have been highlighted by Toriola:

Motorists traveling from the Mainland/Surulere to Lagos Island are advised to use the Ijora-Olopa/Causeway route. From there, they can proceed to Carter Bridge (Idumota) to reach their desired destinations. Alternatively, they can take the Costain route to Iganmu via Ijora-Oloye and Ijora Causeway, eventually reaching Carter Bridge (Idumota).

Motorists traveling from Lagos Island to Surulere/Mainland should connect to Carter Bridge (Idumota) through Iddo/Oyingbo. They can 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.

Toriola also mentioned that motorists have the choice to use the Third Mainland Bridge, passing through Adekunle, to connect to Herbert Macaulay for their desired destinations.

He also confirmed that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA)!!! 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, urging road users to cooperate with traffic managers during the palliative works to ensure smooth movement and minimize disruptions.