Traffic Alert: Eko Bridge Inward Alaka Closed for Repairs.

LASG unveiled alternative routes for motorists as the Federal Controller of Works, Mr. Adedamola Kuti confirmed the closure of a section of Eko Bridge to enable rehabilitation works on worn-out bearings noticed between Alaka and Costain portion inwards Apongbon.

Also, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA reiterated the closure of Eko Bridge and repair of the worn out bearing on Eko Bridge around Costain axis inwards Apongbon/ Lagos Island, entry into Eko Bridge or Second Mainland Bridge from Funsho Williams Avenue.

This closure was implemented yesterday Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 and would help to facilitate the road work to ensure safety of motorist while plying the route.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure Engr. Aramide Adeyoye, issued a statement after the joint appraisal of a failed section by an Inter-ministerial technical team.

Engr. Adeyoye said it became necessary to close a section of the bridge to prevent endangering the lives of commuters using the bridge, pending commencement of repairs.

She stated that despite the inconvenience that may arise from the closure, the government resorted to immediate closure to prevent a situation that could lead to loss of lives in the event that the worn-out section of the bridge gives way.

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”, the statement added.

The Special Adviser appealed to all road users for the abrupt notice but explained that the decision was inevitable to prevent a situation that could compromise the integrity of the bridge and lead to loss of lives and property.

Hence the traffic diversion routes is listed below:

  • FROM ALAKA TO LAGOS ISLAND / APONGBON;
    Take Iponri to Costain and connect destination through Eko Bridge.
  • FROM ALAKA SERVICE LANES, take Bode Thomas to Eric Moore Road to Abebe Village (Nigerian Breweries) to Costain and link destination through Eko Bridge.
  • FROM STADIUM TO SHITTA ROUND ABOUT to Adeniran Ogunsanya Road to Bode Thomas to Eric Moore to Abebe Village (Nigerian Breweries) to Costain and link destination through Eko Bridge.
  • FROM OJUELEGBA Take Tejuosho to Yaba to Murtala Mohammed Way to Oyingbo -Iddo -Otto to Idumota Bridge or Carter Bridge and connect destination.
  • From AGEGE MOTOR ROAD/ or IKORODU ROAD, Take Jibowu to Herbert Macaulay Way to Adekunle to 3rd Mainland Bridge and navigate your journey.

LASTMA hereby solicit for cooperation and support from motorist and residents, as it regret any inconvenience this repair work may cause.

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