The palliative intervention on Eko Bridge embarked upon by the Lagos State Government in support of the Federal Government’s efforts to replace the eight expansion joints on the highway has been completed.
Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Lagos State, Gbenga Omotoso, made the disclosure in a statement on Monday.
He stated that the palliative entailed the cutting and removal of asphalt as well as the placement of a steel plate on the affected parts of the bridge, pending the arrival of the reinforced rubber expansion joints to be installed as a permanent remedy.
“The palliative was initiated by the State Govt to ensure the safety of motorists & reduce traffic congestion. The intervention is the direct responsibility of Federal Ministry of Works and Housing but Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu instructed the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure to take up the job immediately,” Omotoso said.
“The average resident does not want to know whose responsibility it is to effect the repairs. What is important is to get the work done and remove the gridlock.
“A permanent solution, which will be put in place soon will eliminate the gridlock from the Alaka end of the road. The required reinforced rubber expansion joints, which have been ordered from the manufacturers, will be installed immediately they arrive in the country.
“The Government appreciates Lagosians for their perseverance and pleads for a little more patience from motorists until the work is completed by the Federal and State governments.”