Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works for Lagos State, has announced that the Island-bound lane of the Alaka-Costain-Iganmu section of the Eko Bridge will be closed for forty days commencing on Sunday.
In a statement released on Thursday in Lagos, Kesha explained that the announcement was made in collaboration with the Lagos State Government due to the fact that some of the bridge’s components were damaged and required immediate repair.
She stated that the delay could jeopardize the integrity and structural stability of the entire bridge, putting users in peril.
“It should be noted that any further delay in the repairs and replacement of some of these bridge members could jeopardize the structural integrity and stability of the entire bridge,” she said.
She recalled that during the inauguration of the Apongbon section of the bridge, she and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had announced that the bridge would be closed intermittently as maintenance work progressed.
"This closure will enable the contractor, Buildwell Plants and Equipment Industries Ltd., to restore the bridge’s structural integrity within the allotted time frame.
“Although the service lane leading to Iponri will be accessible, motorists traveling from Western Avenue and its environs will also have access to alternate routes.”
“Drivers are advised to cooperate with the Traffic-Management Team deployed to manage traffic on the highway,” she said.
She commended the public for its tolerance and cooperation.