BY MIKE OCHONMA, Transport Editor
Traffic diversion to allow for the rehabilitation of the burnt Lagos Airport flyover bridge will begin on Friday, August 13 and end September 22, 2021.
The federal controller of works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, has announced that traffic diversion to allow for the rehabilitation of the burnt Lagos airport flyover will begin this week, Friday August 13 till Sunday night August15.
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. Repair works on the bridge will begin on 16 August.
Traffic diversion will subsequently be altered around the construction zone to enable the contractor jack up the damaged bridge for repairs.
According to the federal controller of works in Lagos, “The closure of Oshodi Expressway at Apakun will be on Friday, 13th August. by 12 midnight till Monday August 16, 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.