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FG To Close Second Niger Bridge Jan 15


January 11, (THEWILL) – The Second Niger Bridge would be closed for public use with effect from Sunday, January 15, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said on Wednesday.

Fashola, who appealed for the patience and understanding of motorists and members of the public, said the closure would allow for the continuation of work on the completion of the access roads to the bridge.

He directed contractors on major highways to restore all barricades at the sites mounted during the Yuletide season.

In a statement, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Engineer Folorunso Esan, said the affected highways include Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (from OPIC to the old toll-gate) and the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Expressway (around Kawo on the Kaduna-Zaria Section).

The barricades were removed at all construction sites on December 15, 2022, for ease of movement to reduce travel time during the Christmas season.