The Lagos State Government has announced that the ongoing repair of the Airport Flyover Bridge by the Federal Ministry of Works scheduled to be completed on the 3rd of October, 2021, will be extended till the 30th of October 2021.
In a statement released by the Ministry of Transportation, the Commissioner, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde explained that the extension of the repair works on the bridge was to allow the concrete jacketing of the damaged bridge achieves maximum strength before opening.
Oladeinde assured that the main carriage way will be open as soon as the aforementioned process is completed as any form of haste will be detrimental to the progress made in restoring the structure back to optimum standard.
The Commissioner stated that Motorists will continue with the current traffic diversion plan involving the use of the alternate lanes freed up by the contractors during the course of the rehabilitation.
While lauding the citizenry for their perseverance in the face of simultaneous construction works within the State, Oladeinde appealed for more cooperation with the Government and its agencies on the field as it will speed up the projects and provide seamless movement in the nearest future.
It would be recalled that the structure of the bridge was affected by the inferno that occurred in January 2021 as a result of a loaded PMS tanker which exploded in a fireball.