The Lagos State Government has made clarification that the planned repairs of Eko Bridge set to commence next weekend would not necessitate its total closure but rather a phased partial closure at each expansion joint location.
Making the clarification in his office at Alausa, on Thursday, 14th August, 2014, the state Commissioner for Transportation, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, said that the Lagos State Government through the state Ministry of Works and Infrastructure in continuation of the bridge expansion joint replacement exercise which has touched many bridges in the state, would through the Contractor Messrs Julius Berger Nigeria Plc commences work on Eko Bridge in Surulere/ Lagos Island Local Government Areas for a period of 71 days beginning from Saturday, 23rd August 2014 to Monday 27th October, 2014.
“As part of the traffic management strategies during the exercise, there shall be successive partial closure of Eko Bridge Carriageway at each Expansion Joint location,” Comrade Opeifa said.
According to him, “this notice serves as awareness on the bridge repairs. Motorists and other road users are therefore advised to use alternative routes to avoid delays.
“The state government appeals for caution and co-operation from all road users by obeying all traffic regulations and ensure traffic flow during the maintenance period.
“Finally, the state government, while regretting any inconvenience, has directed all relevant agencies to ensure free flow of traffic”.