Following the fire incident that occurred in the early hours of Friday, 4th November, 2022, under Eko Bridge at the Ijora-Olopa section which damaged some parts of the bridge, the Lagos State Government will be diverting traffic from Ebute-Ero/Apongbon inwards Costain Ijora Olopa of the Bridge from today, 5th November, 2022.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde explained that the diversion will allow the Federal Ministry of Works to carry out a comprehensive integrity assessment to ascertain the level of damage caused by the fire incident for the safety of motorists.
He said, due to this development, motorists are advised to ply Ebute-Ero to Police Post through Adeniji-Adele Bridge to access Carter (Idumota) Bridge to Ijora Olopa to Ijora Oloye to Iganmu through Costain to continue their journey.
The Commissioner also stated that motorists can alternatively use Ebute-Ero to Police Post to access Adeniji-Adele Bridge through the Third Mainland Bridge to Adekunle to Herbert Macaulay Way through Adekunle Street opposite Panti Police Station.
He also said Alagomeji can be used to access Murtala Mohammed Way through Oyingbo to Iddo to Ijora Olopa through Ijora Oloye to Iganmu and Costain to connect their desired destinations, adding that Ijora Olopa (by LAWMA Headquarters) through Eko Bridge to Costain will be open for use by motorists from Monday, 7th November, 2022.
While informing that the personnel of the State Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA) will be on ground along the alternative routes to minimise inconveniences, Oladeinde assured that the State Government is fully committed to ensuring the safety of the commuting public within the metropolis.