The Lagos government has announced that the ongoing repair of the airport flyover along the Apapa-Oshodi expressway has been rescheduled for completion.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
Mr. Oladeinde said the completion of work on the bridge was earlier scheduled for completion on October 3.
The commissioner explained that the extension of the repair works on the bridge was to allow the concrete jacketing of the damaged bridge to achieve maximum strength before opening.
“I want to assure motorists that the main carriageway will be open as soon as the aforementioned process is completed. It is important to note that any form of haste will be detrimental to the progress made in restoring the structure to the optimum standard,” said Mr. Oladeinde.
The commissioner added that motorists would continue with the current traffic diversion plan involving the use of the alternate lanes freed up by the contractors during the rehabilitation.
Mr Oladeinde commended Lagosians for their perseverance in the face of simultaneous construction works within the state.
He appealed for more cooperation with the government and its agencies on the field to speed up the project and provide seamless movement in the near future.
The structure of the bridge was affected by a fire that occurred in January due to a loaded PMS tanker that exploded.