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Lagos closes Falomo Bridge for six weeks



Falomo Bridge, Lagos


The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of Falomo Bridge for six weeks, effective from Sunday, March 14 to Friday April 30, 2021.

A statement signed by the state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said the bridge linking Ikoyi and Victoria Island is being closed for repair work.

Oladeinde said the repairs would run on a 24-hour shift in phases to enable the contractor complete work within the estimated set time and minimise the anticipated inconveniences to road users.

He explained that the first stage of the repairs will cover the Victoria Island-bound lane of the bridge, which will be closed to traffic, adding that motorists heading towards Victoria Island will be diverted to the Ikoyi bound lanes to create a counter-flow.

The Commissioner also said that while the Ikoyi bound lane will be closed down for the second stage of rehabilitation works, motorists, in similar fashion, will be diverted to the Victoria Island-bound lanes.

While appealing to Lagosians for their cooperation, Oladeinde assured that sufficient signage would be put up to guide motorists, just as traffic management personnel will be deployed to help them navigate their journeys with ease.

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Also, in continuation of the Nigerian Railway Modernisation Project (Lagos-Ibadan section) that will extend to the Apapa Ports, the government says Badia Junction and Gaskiya level crossings will be closed from 9.30 pm on Sunday, 14th to 6.00 am on Monday, 15th March, 2021.

The commissioner, therefore, advised motorists going to Badia from Ijora 7up to navigate their way through Marine Bridge to link Boundary inwards Olayinka Street to connect Gaskiya Road to access Badia, adding that motorists going to Badia from Lagos-Badagry Expressway are to utilise Orile inwards Sari-Iganmu Road inwards Gaskiya Road to connect Badia.

He also announced that Abule-Nla and Brewery Level Crossings will be closed for construction works on the rail track from 9:30pm on Friday, March 12, to 6:00 am Saturday, March 13, 2021.

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