The Lagos State Government (LASG) has announced the partial closure of the Marine Bridge starting from Monday, Jan. 17, for 10 weeks.
The state government said the bridge will be partially closed to allow the Federal Government to carry out routine maintenance works on it.
Dr Frederic Oladeinde, the state Commissioner for Transportation disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos.
The closure will be from Monday, January 17 to Saturday, April 2, 2022.
Oladeinde said the temporary closure of the bridge will be in two phases, Apapa Outbound, which will be repaired between January 17 and March 19, 2022, and the Apapa Inbound section of the bridge will be done between March 10 and April 2, 2022.
He said traffic outbound Apapa will be diverted to give way for contraflow of traffic between RRS point and Total Bridge while motorists using lighter vehicles will be diverted to Marine Beach by Mobil Filling Station to connect Ijora Bridge or make use of the Service Lane by Leventis to connect Naval Dockyard to link Total Under Bridge and continue their journeys.
The Commissioner added for the inbound Apapa motorists during the second phase of the rehabilitation works, traffic will be diverted to allow contraflow of traffic between Total Bridge and RRS Point.
Oladeinde assured that palliative repair works have been carried out on all the aforementioned alternative routes to ameliorate the effect of the traffic situation,
He also assured residents that Lagos State Traffic Management personnel have been deployed to manage the diversion plan.
The Commissioner implored motorists to be cautious during the repair works as the project is aimed at providing quality and safe road infrastructure for everyone in the state.