FG to reopen Lagos Airport overpass to visitors this month – Salubrious


The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, on Wednesday said rehabilitation work on the damaged Lagos Airport Flyover has been achieved and the bridge would per chance presumably be reopened to visitors this month.

Mr Popoola told the Recordsdata Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the contractor, Phylo Nigeria Ltd., has achieved rehabilitation work but Hi there-Tech desires to enact concrete pavement to link the bridge.

Hi there-Tech is the sub-contractor to Dangote Group facing the continuing Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonshoki Throughway rehabilitation/reconstruction venture which links the Airport Bridge.

“The contractor has achieved the work, it is capable the formula to that Airport Bridge now which Hi there-Tech will enact the concrete work on.

“We would per chance presumably additionally secure opened it, but moral in entrance of Ladipo Hi there-Tech desires to head and enact the pavement. I spoke with them this morning, they’re going to soon high-tail and enact it.

“As for the burnt Airport Bridge, the contractor has already achieved the work.

“When we enact concrete work we give it most of 18 days to solidify before we commence the avenue to the public. So, before the cease of this month, the bridge will doubtless be opened,” he said.

NAN experiences that the Airport flyover which runs over Toyota Bus Discontinuance on the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonshoki Throughway, below reconstruction/rehabilitation, became once engulfed by a petroleum tanker fireplace on January 7.

The bridge deck and column and about 200 meters of the rigid pavement of the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonshoki Throughway reconstruction venture, being carried by the Dangote Group, were destroyed.

Following the incident, the Federal authorities straight shut the bridge linking the busy Lagos Airport on January 8, implemented tests to uncover its structural integrity leading to a contract award for its rehabilitation.

Talking on the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonshoki Throughway venture, the controller said sections one, three, and four of the venture were each and each at 95 per cent completion.

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Mr Popoola said the contractor has been mobilised to the narrate and has begun work on part two of the venture which became once unbiased recently awarded.

NAN experiences that part one spans from Liverpool Round by Creek Street to Beachland reach Daybreak and is set 10 km, whereas part two is 8.4 km and spans from Beachland to Cele Bus Discontinuance.

The venture became once inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in November 2018 to solve Apapa gridlock and ease port congestion.

The contract became once awarded to AG Dangote Development Firm Ltd. on the price of N73bn below the Tax Credit Scheme of the Federal Authorities.

Moreover commenting on Eko Bridge, Mr Popoola said the rehabilitation works being performed in segments secure achieved 65 per cent completion.


“Eko Bridge restore is progressing step by step, we are changing the last expansion joints in the direction of Apongbon and we did no longer shut the bridge but easiest diverted visitors, we did no longer shut any lane.

“As I’m talking, we now secure achieved 65 per cent completion. To this point, we now secure changed as much as 16 expansion joints,” he said. (NAN)

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