The closure will be effective from Wednesday 27th May, to Wednesday 21st October, 2020.
The state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos.
He said the repair works by the Federal Ministry of Works is long overdue and is vital for the safety of residents of Lagos who ply the road.
The commissioner also explained that necessary palliative works have been carried out on all alternative routes around the construction site, to ease motorists’ movements during the construction period.
He further explained;
The repair work, which comprise bearing and expansion joint replacement, is planned to be executed in two phases, with each phase focusing on one lane of the bridge at a time.
The first phase will be handling the lane inbound Apapa while the second phase will be designated to work on the lane that conveys vehicles outside the axis.
Oladeinde disclosed that adequate arrangement has been put in place to manage the construction period.
He stressed that;
Motorists’ inwards Wharf road will be diverted to the other section of the bridge outwards Apapa, a contraflow of 200metres has been put in place for vehicles to realign with a proper direction inwards Ajegunle or Wharf road, Apapa, while Motorists descending to Total Gas under bridge will drive without any hindrance.
The commissioner added that the Traffic Management Authorities including the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), will be stationed at the construction locations to reduce the effect of expected traffic issues.
Oladeinde appealed to motorists and residents of the area to cooperate with traffic management agencies deployed to the areas.
The state government expresses its commitment to providing a transportation system that will meet the needs of a larger population in an emerging smart city.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Public Affairs Unit of the State Ministry of Transportation (MOT) had on March 27 announced the closure of the Marine Bridge, partially from March 28 to August 15 for repair.
However, on March 28, the ministry suspended the plan due to the COVID-19 pandemic.