Lagos government to close another bridge for 3 months, gives reason

Lagos government to close another bridge for 3 months, gives reason

- The Apapa outward section of the Marine bridge in Lagos will be undergoing repairs in a few days

- For this reason, the bridge will be partially closed from March 9 to June 21

- Motorists have been urged to bear with the state government for the period of time the repairs will last

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The Lagos state government has informed residents of its plan to partially close the Marine Bridge for three months for emergency repair works.

According to Dr Frederic Oladeinde, the Lagos commissioner for transportation, the bridge will remain closed from Tuesday, March 9, to Monday, June 21.

This was disclosed in a series of tweets posted on the official Twitter handle of the Lagos government, @followlasg.

Oladeinde said the partial closure was necessary to maintain the bridge infrastructure.

Lagos government to close another bridge for 3 months, gives reason
Lagos government will be closing the Marine Bridge for three months. Photo credit: @jidesanwoolu
Source: Twitter

While the bridge remains partially closed, traffic will be diverted to alternative routes.

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The commissioner disclosed that officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority will be on ground to manage the flow of traffic.

Oladeinde appealed to vehicle owners plying the corridors to be patient and bear with the state government for the duration of repairs, saying it was for the benefit of all.

Reacting to the Lagos government's tweet, a follower identified as Emeka Ezeagwuna called on Governor Sanwo-Olu to come to the aid of residents of Ajah-Ado road.

@EzeagwunaEmeka wrote:

"Well done Your Excellency. Please, Sir, we need your help on the Ajah-Ado road. We are suffering on that road as a result of sand dredging activity. A journey from Ado to Ajah that is supposed to take 10 minutes now takes up to 2 hours due to the activities of these trucks. SOS."

This is coming a few days after the federal government finally reopened the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos state after several months of being partially closed.

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The bridge was partially shut for repairs on July 24, 2020.

In a tweet on Saturday, February 27, the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu informed Lagosians that rehabilitation works had been completed and the bridge was now accessible to all.

In other news about the bridge, a lady was reported to have turned down an offer of a very good job because she is scared of the Third Mainland Bridge. reported that the lady thought she would be working at the mainland branch of the company when she applied for the job.

There were mixed reactions to the girl's rejection as people were divided between acknowledging her fear and calling her an unserious job hunter.


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