The Federal Highway Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday announced the closure of the Sagamu Interchange Bridge, together the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The General public Training Officer of the (FRSC) Ogun Condition Sector Command, Florence Okpe, in a assertion spelled out that the final decision was necessitated subsequent the explosion which happened suitable underneath the bridge when two tankers collided on Christmas Day.
Florence, a Route Commander, disclosed that specialists from the Federal Ministry of Is effective and Housing were invited to look at the bridge right after the incident.
She pointed out that it was encouraged that the bridge be shut quickly to avoid any preventable tragedy, as it was declared unfit with out maintenance.
“Due to the damages finished by the two petroleum tankers that crashed beneath the Sagamu Interchange Bridge in Sagamu, Ogun Point out, on Wednesday 25 December 2019, the FRSC invited Engineers of the Federal Ministry of Performs and Housing to assess the ongoing use of the Bridge owing to the depth of the fire outbreak that ruined sections of the Bridge
“Based on their skilled information that the hearth has wrecked the integrity of the bridge and may not be safe and sound for motorisation until strengthened, the FRSC Ogun Condition Command is notifying members of the general public to stay away from the use of the bridge until it is bolstered,” the statement claimed.
Remember that Newswatch documented that two tankers conveying petroleum merchandise were reported to have crashed into each and every other on the outward part of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Both equally cars, thereafter, went up in flames thanks to the effect of the crash but no casualty was recorded.
In his response, the Sector Commander in Ogun, Clement Oladele, urged motorists to cooperate with the FRSC and the safety companies that would enforce the short-term closure of the bridge.
He, nevertheless, stressed that the enforcement exercise would only last till the bridge was repaired and reopened to motorists for use.
Oladele advised travellers approaching the Sagamu Interchange Bridge from the East through Ijebu-Ode to detour suitable at the back again of the FRSC Emergency Roadside Clinic at Sagamu to connect the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway foremost to Ogere.
“They can then make a U-switch ahead of Ogere city and proceed their journey to Lagos
“Vehicles coming from Abeokuta leading to the Japanese component of Nigeria by means of Ijebu Ode really should steer clear of the Sagamu Interchange Bridge and change appropriate quickly following Nestle Company PLC to move forward to the Expressway major to Lagos and they can then make a U-transform after Kara-Sagamu just after the Julius Berger Property, Sagamu to reconnect the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode-Ore-Benin Expressway,” the statement added.