The Lagos State Government has announced plans to partially close the Marine Bridge from Tuesday, 9th March to Monday, 21st June, 2021 for emergency repair works on the Apapa outward section of the bridge.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde stated that the partial closure was necessary to maintain the bridge infrastructure, which includes removal and cleaning of the existing expansion joints to prevent further deterioration.
He also explained that during the period of the partial closure, traffic will be diverted to alternative routes, informing that Apapa inward lane will be divided into two lanes to allow a counter flow of traffic.
To ameliorate the effect of the expected traffic impediment, he said palliative works have been completed on the alternative routes to ease movement, advising motorists inwards Apapa to make use of Total underneath the bridge to connect Naval Dockyard to Danlami to Leventis corridor and/or to connect Marine Beach by Mobil through Federal Fire Service/Obanikoro to Naggaf/North Avenue to Wharf Road.
The statement urged road users from Ajegunle inwards Iganmu/or Ijora to use Agbo Malu to Tego Barracks to Total, underneath the bridge and ascend Marine Bridge to connect their desired destinations.
The Transport Commissioner assured that Traffic Management Personnel (LASTMA) will be deployed to alternative routes to manage traffic encumbrances.
Oladeinde also implored vehicle owners plying the corridors to be patient and bear with the State government as the measures taken are aimed at providing quality and safe road infrastructure for everyone.