By Gboyega Akinsanmi
The Lagos State Government has declared a two-night restriction of vehicular movement on Ikorodu road to enable it replace the dilapidated steel foot bridge at Fadeyi Bus Stop with another one.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olujimi Hotonu, disclosed the plan in a statement he issued Thursday, noting that the decision to replace the disused bridge became imperative to protect the lives of pedestrians on the highway.
Hotonu explained that the entire foot bridge would be overhauled, saying the disused pedestrian bridge would be pulled down â€œto give way for a new one worthy of the status of the stateâ€.
Consequently, according to him, there would be partial restriction of movement on Ikorodu road. “The purpose is to rehabilitate the steel foot bridge at Fadeyi Bus Stop with a new footbridge.â€
He noted that the main carriage lanes â€œwill be shut for two consecutive nights while the service lanes will be open to traffic. All traffic both inward Lagos and outward Ojota will be diverted to the service lanesâ€.