The Government of Lagos State has announced a 10-weeks closure of the Eko Bridge as repairs are set to be conducted on it.
The notice said that the closure would be partial and that it would start from June 4 and last till August 13.
According to Frederic Oladeinde, the State Commissioner for Transportation, the repairs which are to affect the Costain-Alaka-National Stadium section of the road are necessary in order to complete the rehabilitation works on the opposite side of the bridge.
“Traffic from Apongbon to Alaka, Stadium, Inner Surulere or Ikorodu Road will be diverted to Eko Bridge to access Costain Roundabout to Iponri through Alaka and Funso Williams Avenue,” he said.
“Similarly, motorists from Eko bridge will have to navigate their desired destinations through Costain Roundabout to Abebe Village( by Nigerian Breweries Plc) through Eric Moore to Bode Thomas to Adeniran Ogunsanya, to access Shitta Roundabout by Stadium under bridge to Funso Williams Avenue to Dorman-Long Bridge and Fadeyi-Ikorodu Road.”
He noted that alternative routes have been made available for those plying the road in order to curb traffic.
“Motorists can gain access to Apongbon through CMS Outer Marina Road to connect Ebute Metta Ikorodu Road to access their destinations.
“Motorists from Apongbon can pass through CMS to Outer Marina to Adeniji Adele, Third Mainland Bridge, Adekunle to Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu road will also be available.”