Eko Bridge Repairs Start Tomorrow; To Last 71 Days

The Lagos State Government will start repair works on the expansion joints on Eko Bridge expected to be on Saturday.

The state government had earlier announced plans to commence repair on the expansion joint replacement from Saturday 23rd August, 2014 to Monday 27th October 2014 (71 days). The government added that would not necessitate its total closure but rather a phased partial restriction.

Commissioner for Transportation Mr, Kayode Opeifa, who announced this, said the first phase of the bridge expansion joint replacement being carried out by a leading construction firm would witness a partial restriction from two lanes to one lane at the loop towards Elegbata (Apongbon inter-change) in-ward Lagos for six days, between Saturday, 23rd August to Thursday 25th August 2014. “By this, vehicular movements in-ward Surulere will not be affected.

To avoid delay, motorists coming from Surulere and Apapa going towards Ebute-Ero and outer Marina are advised to use the connecting road to link Carter Bridge.

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“The state government however, appeals for caution and co-operation from all road users by obeying traffic regulations and has directed all traffic management personnel to ensure traffic flow during the maintenance period while regretting any inconvenience occasioned by this project.” Opeifa stated. [Vanguard]

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