Kayode Popoola, federal controller of works in Lagos, on Friday, announced that Kara bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway will be partially closed for integrity test on Saturday.
Popoola said the test is necessary to ascertain the stability of the bridge, following a recent tanker fire that occurred there.
He said the removal of wreckage will likely be done later on Friday by Julius Berger, contractor in charge of the road construction, and that the bridge would be partially closed with traffic diverted for work to begin on Saturday (June 27).
The federal controller said traffic would be diverted to two lanes, instead of the original three on the highway, and appealed for motorists’ cooperation and understanding.
“Kara Bridge got burnt and we have to carry out integrity test. The test will be done by Julius Berger Nigeria Ltd,” he said.
“Hopefully, they will remove the wreckage today and then we put the barriers there, then the work will start tomorrow.
“There is going to be partial closure of one lane in the sense that instead of three lanes, traffic will now be restricted to only two lanes, that is, the Ibadan-bound lane.
“The work will be done on Saturday and Sunday, they would finish hopefully on Sunday.
“We advise motorists to please slow down and allow us to work so that avoidable accidents can be avoided.”CECCC