Traffic diversion on Apapa-Oshodi expressway for bridge repairs

Traffic will be diverted on Apapa-Oshodi expressway between August 9 and October 3 to allow for repair of the Airport flyover bridge, it has been learnt.

The Nation reports fire from a petrol tanker explosion on the Apapa-Oshodi expressway in January caused some damages to the bridge.

A statement by Lagos Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, explained the Oshodi-bound lane would be barred from vehicular movement from midnight of August 9 and reopened partially on the midnight of August 14 for the first phase of repairs.

The second phase of repairs, he said, will begin immediately and last for seven weeks, while traffic will be diverted from the main carriageway to the service lane of the Oshodi bound lane for the first five days.

According to the commissioner, traffic heading towards the Oshodi-bound lane will be diverted to the service lane at Ladipo while those heading to Mile 2 will be diverted to the Airport Road.

He added that two lanes on both Oshodi and Mile 2 roads will be opened to vehicular movement to ease traffic.

Oladeinde assured officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) will manage the flow of traffic and minimise inconveniences that will arise due to the rehabilitation works.

He appealed to motorists to drive with caution and forbearance.

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