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Lagos Government to shut Falomo bridge for 6 weeks

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The Falomo Bridge will be shut down for six week, beginning from Sunday, the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation Dr Frederic Oladeinde said on Friday.

According to Oladeinde, the government has secured the approval of the Federal Government for the repair work which he said would last for six weeks, to be completed on April 30.

Oladeinde said the repair work will run on a 24hours shift in phases to enable the contractor complete repairs within the estimated time and minimize the expected inconveniences for road users.

He further 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 while the Ikoyi bound lane will be closed down for the second stage of rehabilitation works, in a similar fashion, motorists will be diverted to other lanes. He assured that sufficient signage would be put up to guide motorists as well as traffic management personnel deployed to help motorists navigate their ways home with ease.

Oladeinde appealed to the people of the State to cooperate with the Government by complying with the directives and traffic advisory to allow contractors finish the projects in record time.

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