The Lagos State Government on Friday announced the closure of the Marine Bridge Apapa (Inward Ijora) in preparatory for the commencement of repair works by Federal Ministry of Works contractors.
The government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, said the emergency and immediate closure was to allow the Federal Government carry out studies to determine the state of the bridge and effect appropriate repairs.
He added that while the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has assured of immediate action towards repairing the bridge as it may deem fit, the state government would put in place effective traffic management strategies to mitigate the impact of the closure.
Accordingly, the state government has announced alternative routes for use by commuters during the period.
“Traffic coming from Wharf Base/Point Road should divert at service Lane (Marine Beach Road) by Leventis Junction to Link Lilly Pond by Dockyard and ascend Ijora Bridge to continue their journey.
“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,” Mobereola said.
The state government, however, said the alternative routes are not to be used by heavy duty vehicles.
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