Federal government shuts down a part of eko bridge to enable rehabilitation carry on without any hindrance. This action will cause the people leaving in the city to look for other route leading to their destination and as at that.
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The Lagos State Government has provided the available route that can be used. This was announced on Wednesday, alternative roads have been made available for motorists, the federal controller Mr Adedamola Kuti, confirmed the closure of a section of Eko Bridge to enable rehabilitation works on worn-out bearings noticed between Alaka and Costain portion inwards Apongbon.
Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye, issued a statement after there was a lacuna that led to the failed section by an Inter-ministerial technical team which comprises officials from the Federal and State Ministries of Works and Infrastructure, Ministry of Transportation, the Federal Road Safety Corps and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority.
Adeyoye said: it became necessary to close a section of the bridge to prevent lost of lives and properties of the commuters using the bridge, pending when the repairs will commence.
She added that despite the inconvenience that may arise from the closure, the government resorted to immediate closure to prevent a situation that could lead to loss of lives.
So, “Motorists have been advised to use alternative routes announced by the Lagos State Government for those heading to Lagos Island from Funsho Williams Avenue through Iponri to Costain, connecting Eko Bridge through the National Theatre entry point.
“Motorists can also pass from Bode Thomas to Eric Moore Road and connect Abebe Village (Nigerian Breweries) to Costain and link their destination through national Theatre to Eko Bridge”, the travel advisory stated.
“Other alternative routes presented in are from National Stadium to connect Shitta Roundabout, onward to Adeniran Ogunsanya Road, Bode Thomas, Eric Moore to Abebe Village (Nigerian Breweries) and Costain to link destination through Eko Bridge. Motorists from Ojuelegba are also advised to ply Tejuoso through to Yaba, Murtala Mohammed Way to Oyingbo -Iddo -Otto to Idumota Bridge or Carter Bridge and connect their destination.
“Commuters from Agege Motor Road or Ikorodu Road should pass through Jibowu to connect Herbert Macaulay Way to Adekunle and 3rd Mainland Bridge towards Lagos Island or other destinations.
These were all the alternative routes provided by the lagos state Government.