Following the notification received from the Federal Ministry of Works on the commencement of comprehensive repair works on Eko Bridge (Alaka-Apongbon), the Lagos State Government has released a diversion plan covering the six-month duration of the project from Saturday, 5th of March, 2022.
In a statement, the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said the diversion point is on the Apongbon bound lane of the bridge, and that Articulated and Heavy Duty Trucks would be barred from using the route due to the nature of the repair works.
According to the Commissioner, the trucks will be diverted to Costain Roundabout to access their desired destinations, while smaller vehicles inbound Apongbon from Alaka can still utilise the bridge during the course of the repair works.
He stated that traffic guides would be mounted along the affected routes to help motorists navigate the axis during the construction, while officials of the State Traffic Management Authority would also be on ground to coordinate movement.
While lauding Lagosians for their continued understanding and patience amidst various ongoing road projects within the State, Oladeinde assured that the end result would be beneficial to all stakeholders.