The federal government has announced the reopening of the Eko bridge, which had been under repairs.
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, disclosed this on Thursday night in a statement. He said the 10-week rehabilitation works on the bridge were completed on schedule.
Mr. Popoola added that traffic would be diverted to rehabilitate the burnt airport flyover from August 13.
“The Alaka to Costain section of Eko bridge, which was closed to traffic since June 4, 2021, will now be opened on Friday, August 13, 2021,” said Mr. Popoola. “The honorable Minister of Works and Housing thanks the motoring public for their cooperation while the rehabilitation work was ongoing.”
He further explained that additional works to be carried out on the Eko bridge would not require closure.
The bridge was shut down on June 4, with traffic diverted for the second phase of the rehabilitation of the Costain-bound section of the bridge.
Mr. Popoola also stated that traffic diversion towards the burnt flyover would begin today until September 22.