Months after the Festac link bridge in Amuwo-Odofin community, Lagos Mainland, was damaged by fire as a result of a fully loaded petrol tanker spilling its content on the bridge, the Lagos State Government (LASG) has finally is set to embark on repair works on the distressed bridge.
Recall that a section of the bridge was closed due to the fire outbreak with the government saying the decision was reached “in order to save lives and properties of motorists and other users of the link bridge.”
However, the government has announced to commence repair work on the bridge to put it back in shape. As a result, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced the temporary closure of the link bridge from tomorrow, Friday, June 15 to Saturday, June 16, 2018.
According to the agency, motorists coming out of Festac through 1st Avenue, 2nd Avenue, 11th Avenue and 21 Road, should link Lagos-Badagry Expressway through, Festac 1st Gate and turn at Alakija to connect Mile 2 while motorists coming out of Festac through 7th Avenue are advised to link Lagos-Badagry Expressway and turn at Alakija to connect Mile 2.
In addition, motorists going into Festac from Oshodi, Cele, Ago Palace Way, 2nd Rainbow are urged to take Apple Junction to Mile 2 and link Mazamaza Bridge to Festac1st Gate and Connect Festac proper.
Meanwhile, the LASTMA unit declared that its personnel would be deployed to all strategic points and junctions to control and manage traffic in order to reduce travel time and delays.
While apologizing for and inconvenience the exercise may cause, the agency said ”residents and motorists are therefore urged cooperate and comply with traffic rules and regulations during the exercise and at all times.”