The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, on Sunday, shut down Independence Bridge in Lagos for routine maintenance.
The bridge is expected to be reopened on May 2, 2020, after the damaged expansion joints are replaced.
Mr Adedamola Kuti, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, has urged all road users to utilize alternative routes.
“As part of the National Bridge Maintenance Programme of the Federal Government, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has embarked on the maintenance of Independence Bridge, the bridge linking Bonny Camp and Onikan in Lagos.
“The maintenance has reached the stage of replacement of worn-out expansion joints and laying of Asphaltic concrete wearing course between March 1 and May 2, 2020.
“To accomplish this phase of work, there will be a partial closure of the bridge. This may lead to a delay in travel time.
“Motorists are advised to plan their movement and make use of alternative route such as Falomo Bridge. All inconveniences are highly regretted,” Kuti said.