The Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) has announced the temporary closure of the General Gas overhead bridge as a result of the ongoing construction work.
In a statement issued on Friday, the Agency noted that the bridge will be closed between 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17 and 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24.
The statement read, “The Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) hereby wishes to inform the motoring public of an imminent closure of sections of the bridge between 1200hours (12noon) of today Friday 17th June 2022 to 1800hours (6:00 p.m.) of Friday 24th June 2022.
“By this notice, the public is to note a traffic diversion for vehicles coming from Bashorun inward General Gas, Akobo-Ojurin.
“At the Iyana-Ashi junction of the new bridge, vehicles would be diverted to the old bridge to give way for the construction of the approach-slab, laying of Stone Base and Asphalt by the contractors handling the project.
“Diverted vehicles at the Iyana-Ashi junction would subsequently be diverted to link end of the new bridge again at the Gasland gas station to continue their journey afterward.
“Along these routes, we have strategically positioned our men and officers to direct, control and manage the traffic situation in a way and manner as to maintain orderliness, reduce traffic loggerhead and ensure safety of motorists and other road users.
“While we regret the inconveniences this temporary closure might cause, we call on the general public to cooperate with our men, the contractor and other sister agencies towards ensuring the section is completed according to schedule and for the ultimate benefit of the public.
“During the period of closure, we shall keep the public abreast of developments along the route via our social media handles on twitter (@oyrtma1), Facebook (@OYRTMA) and Instagram (@official_oyrtma). For feedback, we shall entertain messages via the aforementioned social media handles and also through our email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and WhatsApp Messenger (0811 439 0097).”