The Lagos State Government will close down the Marine Bridge partially for three months beginning from Tuesday, March 9, to Monday, June 21, 2021, for emergency repair works on the Apapa outward section of the bridge.
In a statement released by the Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde the partial closure was necessary to maintain the bridge infrastructure. The repair work according to him 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, while Apapa inward lane will be divided into two lanes to allow counter flow of traffic.
To ameliorate the effect of the expected traffic, palliative works have been completed on the alternative routes to ease movement. Motorists inwards Apapa are advised 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.
While motorists from Ajegunle inwards Iganmu/or Ijora should 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 the alternative routes to manage traffic encumbrances.
The statement implored motorists that ply these corridors to be patient with almost understanding as the measures taken are aimed at providing quality and safe road infrastructure for everyone.
Source: The Nation