Federal government has announced the partial closure of the Kara Bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway following a tanker accident that claimed two lives on Kara bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, on last Sunday.
Controller of Works in Lagos, Kayode Popoola, who made the announcement on Friday, said the integrity test is necessary to ascertain the stability of the bridge after the accident.
He said that removal of wreckage is likely to be done later on Friday by the contractor, Julius Berger, and the bridge would be partially closed with traffic diverted for work to begin on Saturday, June 27.
The federal controller said there would be a partial closure of one lane meaning that instead of three lanes, traffic will now be restricted to only two lanes, that is, the Ibadan-bound lane.
Kara Bridge got burnt after a tanker accident and we have to carry out an integrity test. The test will be done by Julius Berger Nigeria Ltd. The test will be done on Saturday and Sunday, hopefully, they will finish on Sunday.
He appealed for motorists’ cooperation and understanding.