The Federal Government has shut down a section of Eko Bridge for repair works on worn-out bearings that were detected in between Alaka Bridge and Costain part inwards Apogbon of Eko Bridge. And to ease the movement of Lagosians, the Lagos State Government announced the provision of alternative routes for commuters and motorists until the bridge is fixed.
Eko Bridge was shut down to fix the bearings that have worn out
Governor Sanwo-Olu's special adviser on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye, released a statement after a collective evaluation of a failed portion of the bridge by an internal technical team made up of Federal and State officers from the Ministries of Works and Infrastructure, FRSC, Ministry of Transportation and LASTMA.
Adeyoye said closing a portion of the bridge was necessary, to safeguard the lives of motorists and commuters using the bridge until when repairs commence.
She noted the inconveniences that tend to arise as a result of the closure, saying, the federal government made the immediate closure to avert an accident which may occur peradventure the bridge falls down.
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Hers's the worn-out bearing that was detected by the technical team
As reported on Naijauto, the statement read,
Motorists have been advised to use alternative routes announced by the Lagos State Government for those heading to Lagos Island from Funsho Williams Avenue through Iponri to Costain, connecting Eko Bridge through the National Theatre entry point.
Motorists can also pass from Bode Thomas to Eric Moore Road and connect Abebe Village (Nigerian Breweries) to Costain and link their destination through national Theatre to Eko Bridge”, the travel advisory stated.
Other alternative routes provided are from National Stadium to connect Shitta Roundabout, onward to Adeniran Ogunsanya Road, Bode Thomas, Eric Moore to Abebe Village (Nigerian Breweries) and Costain to link destination through Eko Bridge. Motorists from Ojuelegba are also advised to ply Tejuoso through to Yaba, Murtala Mohammed Way to Oyingbo -Iddo -Otto to Idumota Bridge or Carter Bridge and connect their destination.
Commuters from Agege Motor Road or Ikorodu Road should drive through Jibowu to connect Herbert Macaulay Way to Adekunle and 3rd Mainland Bridge towards Lagos Island or other destinations,
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