Thursday, February 22, 2024

FG to close Iganmu end of Eko Bridge

The Island-bound lane of the Alaka-Costain-Iganmu section of the Eko Bridge will be closed to motorists beginning from Sunday.

The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos State, Mrs. Olukorede Kesha announced the closure in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.

She said the closure was to carry out rehabilitation works on the damage noticed on some of the bridge components.

“It should be noted that any further delay in the repairs and replacement of some of these bridge members could undermine the integrity and structural stability of the entire bridge and the consequence of this can be better imagined.

“This closure is to allow the contractor, Messrs Buildwell Plants and Equipment Industries Ltd., to carry out the necessary repairs with the aim of restoring the integrity of the bridge during the stipulated time frame,” she said.

She, however, enjoined motorists to make use of alternative routes, including the service lane leading to Iponri, especially for motorists plying the route from Western Avenue and its environs.

The Eko Bridge was re-opened by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on July 8, 2023, before the Apongbon end of the bridge was later closed for another 24 hours on Sunday, July 16, 2023.

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