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FG Sets New Deadline For Reopening Of Eko, Apongbon Bridges In Lagos


The delivery date for Apongbon Bridge was extended to May 2023 because some materials for its repairs were used to start the emergency repair of the Ijora Olopa section.

The federal government has set July 15 as a new date to complete repairs and re-open both Eko and Apongbon bridges to traffic. 

 Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mrs Olukorede Kesha who made the announcement after meeting with contractors on the project, noted that there are underlying repairs that must be completed before re-opening. 

These repairs will ensure the durability of the infrastructure. She appealed for patience and understanding of road users. Kesha said; 

 “We had an extensive meeting today, so we all agreed that we will open the two bridges finally mid-July.

We are aware of the discomfort the motoring public is going through at the moment but they should just bear with Federal Government. 

“We are doing everything possible to ensure that the contractor finishes on or before July 15.”

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