The Federal Government has stated it will resume the second section of 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 phone interview with the Information Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Popoola said the rehabilitation, which is expected to last eighty-five days, will make sure the replacement of damaged expansion joints, bearings and asphalt components.
The Controller stated work started on the Apapa-bound lane in 2020 with the repairs covering 250 metres span.
He noted that a stretch of 350 metres can be repaired within Phase II of the project on the CMS-bound lane.
Explaining the scope of work, the Federal Controller stated 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’re going to change 14 number of expansion joints, 60 bearings and jacketing skin repairs.
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“It’s a continuation of the work the Federal Government started last year.
“Traffic shall 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 dangerous by lifting the deck up after which we’ll put fresh asphalt.
“The work will likely be done within the stretch of 350 metres. So, there can be a diversion. It’s not that we’re closing the bridge, however, we’re diverting traffic.
“There might be pores and skin repairs and jacketing of the piers. It is going to be about eighty-five days’ repairs, starting from March 9, 2021,” he stated.