The Federal Government has announced plans to close Kara bridge end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for three days.
The Deputy Director, Highways, Federal Ministry of Works, K.Y. Ibrahim, made this known in a letter addressed to the Lagos State Government on Friday.
Ibrahim noted that the ministry will be shutting the bridge in order to carry out integrity tests after a tanker accident claimed two lives on the bridge.
He noted that the bridge will be shut from Friday to Sunday in order to ascertain the bridge’s “serviceability state after the fire incident”.
He, however, solicited the support of the Lagos state government for the rehabilitation of the road.
“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,” he said.