By Bisi LAWAL
The Lagos State Government on Friday announced closure of the popular Eko Bridge from 8 a.m on Saturday, 4th November, and will be reopened to traffic by 4 am on Monday 6th November 2023 for repair.
Motorists planning to use the bridge are consequently advised to use the Costain Ramp to link Alaka through the Costain Roundabout.
A statement issued by Oluwaseun Osiyemi, Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, said the motoring public is hereby informed of the need to carry out emergency repairs on Eko Bridge, between Costain and Alaka descent.
“These repairs are necessary to avoid the complete vandalization and theft of the expansion joint as well as the replacement of missing parts and the recasting of the transition concrete around the expansion joint.
“Accordingly, the bridge will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m on Saturday, 4th November, will be reopened to traffic by 4 am on Monday 6th November, 2023.
“While assuring that the bridge will be reopened as planned, we would like to give assurances that adequate traffic and security personnel will be deployed to the construction zones and the alternative routes; motorists are urged to cooperate with them, exercise patience and observe safety measures,” he stated.