The Lagos State Government in conjunction with the Federal Government, has closed down a section of the Eko Bridge.
This was confirmed on Wednesday by the Federal Controller of Works. Kuti said the closure was to make way for the rehabilitation of worn- out bearings noticed between Alaka and Costain portion inwards Apongbon .
The Special Adviser to the Governor Sanwo-Olu, on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye, in a statement said a team of officials federal and Lagos state officials did the appraisal of the condition of the bridge.
She also said alternative routes are open for motorists to ply.
” 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.
“ 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 3 rd Mainland Bridge towards Lagos Island or other destinations, ” she said.