The Lagos State Government (LASG) has announced a temporary
traffic diversion at the Ijora 7up end of the Marine Bridge.
The diversion is scheduled to commence on 2nd February and
is expected to last until 10th May 2024.
The decision was communicated to the public in a statement
released on Wednesday by the Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun
The comprehensive maintenance work is deemed necessary to
address structural issues and enhance the overall condition of the Marine
During the period of the repairs, motorists are strongly
advised to adhere to alternative routes provided by the state government to
minimise disruptions and ensure a smooth flow of traffic.
The alternative routes have been carefully mapped out to
ease the inconvenience caused by the temporary closure.
Motorists traveling towards Apapa from Marine Bridge are
encouraged to use the Malu road via Mobil road u-turn to connect to the Marine
Bridge Access Ramp (Inbound Apapa).
From there, they can proceed to Point Road u-turn, leading
into Marine Bridge (Ijora bound), following the diversion at the closed
Another viable option for motorists is to take the Marine
Bridge road inwards Malu road, utilising the Mobil road u-turn, and proceeding
to Area B/NAGAFF to access Point road u-turn into Marine Bridge (Ijora bound).
This route allows them to join the counter flow lane on the
Apapa bound lane and divert back to the Ijora bound lane after the closed
To ensure the smooth operation of the diversion plan, the
Commissioner for Transportation, Osiyemi, has assured the public that Traffic
Management Personnel will be strategically deployed along the affected routes.
Their presence aims to minimise inconveniences and improve
traffic flow during the repair period.
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