Finally, Defective Fadeyi Pedestrian Bridge Gets Government Attention; See Restriction Details

More than few months since Eyes Of Lagos  exclusively reported the difficulties faced by Fadeyi residents and other commuters who use the now defective Fadeyi steel pedestrian bridge daily, the situation has finally gotten government attention.
Recall that Eyes Of Lagos reported the appeal of Fadeyi and other Lagos Mainland residents to the Lagos State Government to repair the pedestrian bridge at Fadeyi bus stop. The bridge was blocked by government officials months after the railings supporting the base was damaged.
In a response to the situation, the government today, Thursday, September 21, 2017, announced that replacement of the dilapidated will commence on Saturday, September 23, 2017, just as it announced restriction of movement on Ikorodu Road during the replacement process.
In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olujimi Hotonu, the government said that in its “continuous drive to protect the lives of pedestrians on the highway, the disused pedestrian bridge would be pulled down to give way for a new one worthy of the status of the State”.
To effect the removal of the bridge, the State government said the “main carriage lanes of the Ikorodu Road would be closed to traffic for two nights on Saturday, 23rd September, between 11 pm and 6 am, and Sunday 24th between 11 pm and 4 am. During the restriction, the service lanes on Ikorodu road will be open to traffic.”
In addition, the government announced that “all traffic both inward Lagos and outward Ojota will be diverted to the service lanes.”
While soliciting for the cooperation and support of all road users especially motorists plying the corridor to observe all the precaution signs on the road, the State Government said it had put in place effective traffic management strategies to manage the traffic during the period of closure.
The government said the notice of partial restriction of the road became expedient to enlighten motorists and other road users to utilize alternative routes to avoid delay as well as obey traffic officers deployed on the road to ease movement.
While regretting the inconveniences the partial restriction would cause, the government appealed for caution, noting that the ultimate goal of the plan was to safeguard lives and improve traffic along the corridor.

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