The planned repairs of Eko Bridge being carried out by the Lagos State Government earlier announced would start this Saturday, 23rd August, 2014.
In a press release singned by the Asst. Director, Press & Public Relations, Ministry of Transport, Lagos, Sina Thorp he said the first phase of the bridge expansion joint replacement being carried out by the contractor – Julius Berger Nigeria Plc would witness a partial restriction from two (2) lanes to one (1) lane at the loop towards Elegbata (Apongbon inter-change) in-ward Lagos for six days between Saturday 23rd August to Thursday 25th August 2014.By this, vehicular movements in-ward Surulere would not be affected.
To avoid delay, motorists coming from Surulere and Apapa going towards Ebute-Ero and outer Marina are advised to use the connecting road to link Carter Bridge.
The State Government however appeals for caution and co-operation from all road users by obeying traffic regulations and has directed all traffic management personnel to ensure traffic flow during the maintenance period while regretting any inconvenience occasioned by this project.
It would be recalled that the State Government had earlier announced that the Bridge Expansion Joint Replacement contract beginning from Saturday 23rd August, 2014 to Monday 27th October 2014 would last for 71 days and would not necessitate its total closure but rather a phased partial restriction.