Lagos Diverts Traffic at Marine Bridge following partial Closure

The Lagos State Government has announced traffic diversion at Marine Bridge in Lagos for a period of 12 weeks.

The diversion of traffic at the bridge is to allow the Federal Government commence emergency repair works on different sections of the bridge from Wednesday, September 29, to Thursday, December 23, 2021.

This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, on Tuesday in Lagos.


Oladeinde explained that the repairs will be done in phases for minimal inconvenience to motorists, adding that the Ijora-bound lane will be closed to vehicular movement during the first phase, while the Apapa-bound lane would be subsequently shut for the second phase.

While breaking down the traffic diversion plan, the Commissioner revealed that motorists heading towards the Ijora axis will be diverted into a counter-flow on the Apapa-bound lane and vice versa when the Apapa-bound lane is closed for repairs, to reduce traffic gridlock during the course of the project.

Oladeinde further stated that the officers of the State’s Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA, would direct traffic, in addition to strategically placed traffic signs on the routes, to guide vehicular movement during the stipulated period.

He also solicited the cooperation of residents and road-users towards the successful commencement and completion of the emergency works, reiterating the present administration’s commitment to the development of transport infrastructure across the metropolis.


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