Lagos to divert traffic on section of Apapa-Oshodi Expressway for bridge repair

The Lagos State Government has announced the diversion of traffic on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway for repair work on the Airport Flyover Bridge by the Federal Ministry of Works from August 9 to October 3, 2021.

An inferno from the explosion of a PMS-loaded tanker in January 2021 affected the structure of the Airport Flyover Bridge at Toyota on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.

Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde said in a statement that the Oshodi-bound lane would be barred from vehicular movement from midnight on 9 August 2021 and reopened partially on the midnight of 14 August 2021 for the first phase of repairs.

He stated that the second phase will commence immediately for a duration of seven weeks to hasten the rehabilitation works, stressing that motorists will be diverted from the main carriageway to the service lane of the Oshodi bound lane for the first five days.

Oladeinde disclosed that traffic heading towards the Oshodi-bound lane will be diverted to the service lane at Ladipo, while those heading to Mile 2 will be diverted to the Airport Road, adding that two lanes on both Oshodi and Mile 2 roads will equally be open to vehicular movement to ease traffic.

The commissioner assured motorists and residents that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) will manage the flow of traffic and minimise inconveniences that will arise as a result of the rehabilitation work on the bridge.

He stated that alternative roads have been identified and fixed in preparation for the traffic diversions.

Oladeinde appealed to “motorists to drive with caution and forbearance as this will help ameliorate the traffic gridlock that may arise during the rehabilitation period, affirming that the safety of Lagosians is a top priority of the Lagos State Government.”

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