Buhari Govt Announces Closure of Popular Lagos Bridge

Fashola, Buhari

The Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has announced the partial closure of the Independence Bridge in Lagos State.

The closure was made known in a statement by the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Adedamola Kuti.

While appealing to road users to use alternative routes such as the Falomo Bridge, Kuti stated that the partial closure was to ensure routine maintenance till May 2.

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He said: “As part of the National Bridge Maintenance Programme of the Federal Government, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has embarked on the maintenance of Independence Bridge, the bridge linking Bonny Camp and Onikan in Lagos.

“The maintenance has reached the stage of replacement of worn-out expansion joints and laying of Asphaltic concrete wearing course between 1st March and 2nd May, 2020.

“To accomplish this phase of work, there will be a partial closure of the bridge. This may lead to delay in travel time.

“All inconveniences are highly regretted.”

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