Eko, Marine Bridges Reopen Monday – Says FG
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has directed that the Eko and Marine bridges in Lagos be reopened to ease flow of traffic from Monday, October 19.
His directive came after concluding the urgently needed repair works on both bridges.
The approval for the reopening of the completed first phase of the repairs on the bridges is by midnight on Sunday, October 18, which was given by the Minister on Friday was sequel to the report by the contractor handling the projects, Messrs. Buildwell Plant & Equipment Industries Limited that the repair works on the First Phase had been completed 100 percent.
In his directives for the reopening of the bridges, Fashola thanked Lagosians for their patience, understanding and cooperation while sections of the bridges were closed. He also directed that members of the public should be informed of any restrictions to traffic while work is ongoing on the second phase of the project.
The Minister added that while the completed section of the Eko Bridge (Lagos Island Bound) should be reopened to traffic, work should commence immediately on the Alaka Bound side of the project.