The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde has disclosed that the state government will partially close Marine Beach Bridge located by Total Gas, inwards Apapa for five months.
The closure of the bridge will take effect from Wednesday May 27 till Wednesday, October 21.
The Commissioner who stated that the closure is to enable repair work on the bridge by the Federal Ministry of Works, explained that the repair is also vital to the safety of the people of Lagos, especially motorists plying the route to access different parts of the State.
“Motorists inwards Wharf Road will be diverted to the other section of the bridge for vehicles exiting Apapa. A contraflow of 200 metres will be put in place for vehicles to realign with a proper direction inwards Ajegunle or Wharf Road, Apapa, in order to ensure that motorists descending to Total Gas underbridge will drive without any hindrance,” Oladeinde said.
The Commissioner further disclosed that the officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and other State law enforcement agencies will be deployed to the axis to effectively manage traffic during the construction period.