The Commercial capital of Nigeria, Lagos State will divert traffic at Marine Bridge as the Central Government starts emergency repair works on different sections of the bridge from today, Wednesday, 29th of September till Thursday, 23rd of December, 2021.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde explained that the repairs will be done in phases for minimal inconvenience to motorists.
He said 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.
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 State’s 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 asked for the cooperation of residents and road-users towards the successful start and completion of the emergency works.