The Federal Government has said it will resume the second phase rehabilitation of the Marine Beach Bridge in Apapa, Lagos, from tomorrow.
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, announced this yesterday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Popoola said the rehabilitation, which is expected to last 85 days, will ensure the replacement of damaged expansion joints, bearings and asphalt components.
The Controller said work started on the Apapa-bound lane in 2020 with the repairs covering 250 metres span.
He noted that a stretch of 350 metres would be repaired in the Phase II of the project on the CMS-bound lane.
Explaining the scope of work, the Federal Controller said a total of 60 bearings and 14 expansion joints would be replaced alongside the removal and replacement of bad asphalt.
“This is the continuation of the rehabilitation work we started last year. We are going to change 14 number of expansion joints, 60 bearings and jacketing skin repairs.
“It is a continuation of the work the Federal Government started last year.
“Traffic will be diverted back to the outward Apapa lane after 350 metres, where work will be carried out. After the replacement of expansion joints, we will change the bearings that are bad by lifting the deck up and then we will put fresh asphalt.
“The work will be done within the stretch of 350 metres. So, there will be diversion. It is not that we are closing the bridge, but we are diverting traffic.
“There will be skin repairs and jacketing of the piers. It is going to be about 85 days’ repairs, starting from March 9, 2021,” he said.