The Lagos State Government has declared that the Eko Bridge, which connects Costain and Alaka in the direction of the National Stadium, will be temporarily closed for 10 weeks for emergency repairs by the Federal Government.
Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the state Commissioner for Transportation, stated in a news release that the closure will take place from June 4 to August 13.
Oladeinde noted that the repair was required to finish the Federal Government’s earlier rehabilitation work on the other side of the bridge, thus the requirement for a notice of route diversion.
He stated that, until the start of the restoration works, alternate routes have been made accessible for motorists’ knowledge in order to control traffic throughout the repair time.
Part of the statement read,
“Traffic from Apongbon to Alaka, Stadium, Inner Surulere or Ikorodu Road will be diverted to Eko Bridge to access Costain Roundabout to Iponri through Alaka and Funso Williams Avenue.
“Similarly, motorists from Eko bridge will have to navigate their desired destinations through Costain Roundabout to Abebe Village( by Nigerian Breweries Plc) through Eric Moore to Bode Thomas to Adeniran Ogunsanya, to access Shitta Roundabout by Stadium under the bridge to Funso Williams Avenue to Dorman-Long Bridge and Fadeyi-Ikorodu Road.
“Motorists can gain access to Apongbon through CMS Outer Marina Road to connect Ebute Metta Ikorodu Road to access their destinations.
“Motorists from Apongbon can pass through CMS to Outer Marina to Adeniji Adele, Third Mainland Bridge, Adekunle to Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu road will also be available.”
He urged residents of the state, especially motorists that ply these corridors, to take note of the diversion routes.
“In like manners, traffic directions and road signals would be made available to minimize inconveniences that may be experienced while the construction work lasts,” he added.