INSIDEMAINLAND – The Lagos State Government (LASG) has announced the diversion of traffic at Marine Bridge as the Federal Government (FG) commences emergency repair works on different sections of the bridge from Wednesday, September, 29 till Thursday, December 23, 2021.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, made this known via a statement on Tuesday.
Oladeinde explained that the repairs will be done in phases for minimal inconvenience to motorists, adding that the Ijora-bound lane will be closed to vehicular movement during the first phase, while the Apapa-bound lane would be subsequently shut for the second phase.
Speaking on the traffic diversion plan, the commissioner revealed that motorists heading towards the Ijora axis will be diverted into a counter-flow on the Apapa-bound lane and vice versa when the Apapa-bound lane is closed for repairs, to reduce traffic gridlock during the course of the project.
Oladeinde further stated that the officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) would direct traffic in addition to strategically placed traffic signs on the routes to guide vehicular movement during the stipulated period.
The commissioner, therefore, solicited the cooperation of residents and road-users towards the successful commencement and completion of the emergency works, reiterating the present administration’s commitment to the development of transport infrastructure across the metropolis.