FG Closes Total Bridge In Lagos For Maintenance Work
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced the closure of the total bridge in the Apapa area of Lagos for the next two and a half months to facilitate the necessary repair and maintenance works.
This decision comes in the wake of the increased wear and tear of the bridge, particularly at the Mobil road junction inward Apapa, which has posed a severe threat to the safety of commuters and vehicles.
According to the official statement issued by the NPA on Sunday, the federal ministry of works and housing took the initiative to close the road at around 11:35 am on Saturday to undertake the essential road maintenance works.
The closure of the bridge is expected to cause significant disruptions in the transportation system, particularly for those who rely on it for commuting to and from Apapa, one of the busiest ports in Nigeria.
However, the NPA has reassured the public that relevant security agencies have been deployed to manage the traffic situation in the affected areas and ensure the smooth flow of vehicular and pedestrian movement.
“To pave way for repair and maintenance works, the Federal Ministry of Works & Housing yesterday closed the TOTAL BRIDGE INWARD APAPA at about 11:35 am on 25th March 2023 to last for two months and a half.
“Given the impact the closure will have on Port users, the Authority in partnership with LASTMA, Police, FRSC, and the Nigerian Navy have worked out alternative routes and are on the ground to manage the traffic situation in the affected areas, the statement read.
“The Authority wishes to solicit the understanding and cooperation of all stakeholders as we continue to support measures to mitigate the temporary disruptions.
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