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FG Shut Down Eko Bridge, Alternative Routes Revealed




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The Federal Government has partially shut down the Eko Bridge from Costain to Alaka inbound National Stadium for emergency repairs from June 4 to August 13.

This was made known in a statement to newsmen by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde.

According to the statement governor, the bridge was closed to complete the rehabilitation works at the opposite side of the bridge earlier embarked upon by the Federal Government.

Alternative routes have been made available for the awareness of motorists, to manage traffic during the period of repairs, pending the commencement of the rehabilitation works.

”Traffic from Apongbon to Alaka, Stadium, Inner Surulere or Ikorodu Road will be diverted to Eko Bridge to access Costain Roundabout to Iponri through Alaka and Funso Williams Avenue,” the Commissioner said.

”Similarly, motorists from Eko bridge will have to navigate their desired destinations through Costain Roundabout to Abebe Village (by Nigerian Breweries Plc) through Eric Moore to Bode Thomas to Adeniran Ogunsanya, to access Shitta Roundabout by Stadium under bridge to Funso Williams Avenue to Dorman-Long Bridge and Fadeyi-Ikorodu Road.

“Motorists can gain access to Apongbon through CMS Outer Marina Road to connect Ebute Metta Ikorodu Road to access their destinations.

”Motorists from Apongbon can pass through CMS to Outer Marina to Adeniji Adele, Third Mainland Bridge, Adekunle to Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu road will also be available.”

He pleaded with motorists to bear the inconveniences, as the project was aimed at achieving a seamless, safe and efficient transport system that would meet the transportation needs of a larger population.

Oladeinde also advised road users to comply with directives from the State’s Traffic Management Personnel.

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“In like manner, traffic directions and road signals would be made available to minimize inconveniences that may be experienced while the construction work lasts,” he said.