Lagos Govt orders immediate closure of FESTAC link bridge

The Lagos State Government has announced the immediate closure of a section of the recently burnt FESTAC Link Bridge.

According to the state government, the closure was as a result of advice by the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure concerning a section of the bridge that needs to be repaired.

It was recall that the 20 vehicles got burnt after tanker exploded on Festac bridge.

General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Olawale Musa, in a statement, said the precautionary decision was taken in order to save lives and properties of motorists and other users of the Amuwo Odofin-FESTAC Link Bridge.

According to Musa, “The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority wishes to inform motorists inward and outward of FESTAC Town using the link bridge that they would now be restricted to one section of the bridge for safety and easy movement of vehicles.

“The closure of a section of the bridge for repairs would not necessary lead to traffic gridlock and hardship in the axis, adequate arrangement had been made to minimize the impact on connectivity.

 “We like to assure motorists and residents that more men and materials have been deployed to the axis. To this end, we urge residents of the area, especially motorist and commuters to exercise patience and cooperate with the traffic officials for traffic to flow within the period.”

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