FG completes Lagos airport flyover rehabilitation, sets Nov for opening

The Federal Government says it has completed the rehabilitation of the damaged section of the Lagos airport flyover and will reopen it to traffic later this month.

The repair work on the airport flyover bridge at Toyota on the Oshodi-Isolo axis is to restore the portion of the bridge that was affected by the inferno that occurred in January 2021 on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway due to a petrol tanker explosion.

According to NAN, the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, said the contractor, Phylo Nigeria Ltd, confirmed it had completed rehabilitation work and that the only work remaining was for Hi-Tech to do concrete pavement to link the bridge.

Hi-Tech is the sub-contractor to Dangote Group handling the ongoing Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonshoki Expressway rehabilitation/reconstruction project which links the Airport Bridge.

Popoola said, “The contractor has completed the work. It is just the approach to that Airport Bridge now which Hi-Tech will do the concrete work on. We could have opened it, but right in front of Ladipo, Hi-Tech needs to go and do the pavement. I spoke with them this morning, they will soon go and do it.

“As for the burnt Airport Bridge, the contractor has already completed the work. When we do concrete work, we give it a maximum of 18 days to solidify before we open the road to the public. So, before the end of this month, the bridge will be opened.”

Earlier in August 2021, the Lagos State Government announced the diversion of traffic on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway for repair work on the Airport Flyover Bridge by the Federal Ministry of Works from August 9 to October 3, 2021.

The government said the initial closure of the bridge to vehicular movement was to enable the government to conduct structural engineering tests on the bridge, adding that alternative routes were created for motorists pending the outcome of the tests and the reopening of the bridge to traffic.

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