Marine bridge Apapa to be closed today for emergency repairs

Lagos to shut Apapa bridge for three months


The Lagos State Government has announced that the Marine Bridge, Apapa will partially closed from today, Monday 17th January to Saturday, 2nd April, 2022 for emergency repair works.

In a statement released by the Ministry of Transportation on Sunday, the Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde stated that the partial closure was to allow the Federal Government carry out routine maintenance works on the bridge.

He further explained that the temporary closure of the bridge is in two sections, Apapa outbound, which will be repaired between 17th January and 9th March 2022, and the Apapa inbound section of the bridge scheduled between 10th March and 2nd April, 2022.

Oladeinde said traffic outbound Apapa will be diverted to give way for contraflow of traffic between RRS point and Total Bridge, adding that motorists using lighter vehicles will be diverted to Marine Beach by Mobil filling station to connect Ijora Bridge or make use of service lane by Leventis to connect Naval Dockyard to link Total under bridge to further their journeys.

For the inbound Apapa motorists during the second phase of the rehabilitation works, he said traffic inbound Apapa will be diverted to allow contraflow of traffic between Total under ridge and RRS point.

He also added that motorists using lighter vehicles will be allowed to descend towards Total under bridge and make use of Fire Service road to connect Marine Beach by Mobil filling station, while those heading towards Apapa will make a detour and connect Area B through NAGAFF using Mobil filling station service lane.

The commissioner assured that palliative repair works have been carried out on all the aforementioned alternative routes to ameliorate the effect of traffic and deployment of Lagos State traffic management personnel to manage the diversion plan. 

The statement implored motorists to be patient as the measures taken are aimed at providing quality and safe road infrastructure for everyone.

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