FG Shuts Down Kara Bridge Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

FG Shuts Down Kara Bridge Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Oluwapelumi Faosyin

The Federal Ministry of Works has announced that Kara bridge, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, will be shut for integrity tests and probably repairs and rehabilitation.

This comes following the explosions that rocked the Kara bridge along the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway last week, claiming lives.

In a letter addressed to the Lagos State Government and signed by the Deputy Director, Highways, Federal Ministry of Works, K.Y. Ibrahim, the ministry solicited for the support of the state for the success of the shutdown and repairs.

Ibrahim said the contractor handling the kara bridge section of the expressway requested that the bridge be shut from Friday to Sunday in order to ascertain the bridge’s “serviceability state after the fire incident”.

“We now request the support of the Lagos State Government in terms of handling the expected high traffic volume that may be generated along the axis during the work and also to help evacuate the wreckage of the accident still on site,” the letter said.

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