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FG Resumes Rehabilitation work on Marine Beach Bridge on Tuesday

745ng | March 7, 2021

Popoola says the rehabilitation will last for 85 days.⁣
The Federal Government says it would resume phase 2 rehabilitation works on the Marine Beach Bridge, Apapa, Lagos, from Tuesday.⁣
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday.⁣
Popoola said that the rehabilitation which would last for a total of 85 days, would ensure the replacement of damaged expansion joints, bearings, and asphalt components.⁣
He said work started on the Apapa-bound lane in 2020 with the repairs covering 250 meters span.⁣
He, however, said that a stretch of 350 meters would be repaired in phase 2 of the project on the CMS-bound lane.⁣
Explaining the scope of work, the federal controller said a total of 60 bearings and 14 expansion joints would be replaced alongside the removal and replacement of bad asphalt.⁣
“This is the continuation of the rehabilitation work we started last year. We are going to change 14 number of expansion joints, 60 bearings, and jacketing skin repairs.⁣
“It is a continuation of the work the Federal Government started last year.⁣

“Traffic will be diverted back to the outward Apapa lane after 350m, where work will be carried out⁣

“After the replacement of expansion joints, we will change the bearings that are bad by lifting the deck up and then we will put fresh asphalt.⁣

“The work will be done within the stretch of 350 metres, so there will be diversion; it is not that we are closing the bridge, but we are diverting traffic.⁣

“There will be skin repairs and jacketing of the piers. It is going to be about 85 days’ repairs, starting from March 9, 2021,’’ he said.⁣

To avert gridlock, Popoola said all the traffic regulatory agencies as well as law enforcement agencies had been deployed to effectively manage traffic around the diversion points.⁣

“Lagosians should please bear with us,’’ he said.⁣

NAN recalls that the said bridge, which was damaged by fire several years ago, had undergone series of repairs with the last one concluded in October 2020.

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