FG makes important announcement on Lagos Airport Flyover Bridge

Federal and Lagos state officials inspect the bridge

L-R,Mr Olujimi Hotonu; Aramide Adeyoye, Mr Olukayode Popoola, Mr Aliu Oyewande, during inspection of Lagos Airport Road Flyover Bridge on 8 January

By Grace Alegba/Lagos

Traffic diversion to allow the rehabilitation of the burnt Lagos Airport flyover bridge in will begin on Friday, Aug. 13.

It will end 22 September.

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, announced this on Sunday night.

Popoola said traffic on Apakun axis on Oshodi Expressway would be diverted to Ladipo service lane and Airport Road for three days starting from midnight on Friday.

He added that repair works on the bridge will begin on 16 August.

He said that the traffic diversion will subsequently be altered around the construction zone to enable the contractor jack up the damaged bridge for repairs.

“The closure of Oshodi Expressway at Apakun will be on Friday, 13th Aug. by 12.00 pm till 16th Aug. Monday at 12.00 noon.

“Traffic will be diverted to Ladipo service lane and Airport Road.

“From 16th, the carriageway will be narrowed to two outer lanes so that the contractor can carry out the jacketing of the pier.

“This will last for five weeks, from Aug. 16 to Sept. 22,” he said.
He appealed to road users to obey traffic rules and regulations around the construction zone to ensure safety and speedy completion of the project.

The flyover, which spans the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonshoki Expressway project being reconstructed, was engulfed by fire from a burning petrol tanker on Jan. 7.

Following the incident the Federal government immediately shut the bridge.

On Jan. 8, government carried out tests to determine the structural integrity of the bridge.

The report led to the contract for its rehabilitation.

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