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 has diverted traffic from Ebute-Ero/Apongbon inwards Costain Ijora Olopa of the Bridge from this morning 5th November, 2022.
Highlighting the alternative routes, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde explained that the diversion will allow the Federal Ministry of Works carry out comprehensive integrity assessment to ascertain the level of damage caused by the fire incidence for the safety of motorists.
In line with this development, Motorists are advised to navigate their destinations using 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 Transport 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 the desired destinations.
He added that Ijora Olopa (by LAWMA Headquarters) through Eko Bridge to Costain will also be open to Motorists from Monday, 7th November, 2022.
As as update to diversion, Motorists from Costain heading to Apongbon are urgently advised to go through Ijora to link Idumota to access Island as they can no longer make a straight movement to Apongbon because of the diversion in place as of press time.
Affirming that the State Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA) will be on ground along the alternative routes to minimize inconveniences, Oladeinde assured that the State Government is fully committed to ensuring safety of the commuting public within the metropolis.