The bridge was supposed to be closed down for about four months between Saturday, July 1, 2012 and the 6th of November, 2012. However, information emerging from appropriate Federal Government quarters on Sunday reveal that the proposed repairs have been suspended.
According to the Lagos Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Charles Akpabio, the postponement of the repairs is intended to put more measures in place to ease the likely traffic congestion the closure of bridge will create. He has therefore urged all motorists in Lagos to go about their activities and wait for further information on the bridge repair.
Just about a week ago, the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, had assured Lagosians that, contrary to rumours that the bridge will be totally close down, the bridge would only be partially shut during the repairs, and that Lagosians need not panic.