Construction of the new Costain bridge in Lagos. Photo: NAN

The Lagos State government has said it will close the Costain roundabout inwards Funso Williams Avenue for three months, Concise News understands.

This closure came in a statement by the Lagos State Government on Wednesday where it said the development will start from Thursday, October 3.

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Also, it issued a travel advisory for motorists and commuters on the road, saying the closure is to fast track the completion of the bridge.

Concise News understands that the Federal Government had started the building of a new flyover bridge to replace the former one which had a head inadequate for the speed train proposed to connect Apapa Ports for wet and cargo freight services.

According to the advisory from the Lagos government, “motorists coming from the Funso Williams Avenueenroute Apapa road/Iganmu to Apapa, can make use of Alaka to Eric Moore to Abebe Village (Nigerian Breweries) and continue the journey, while those heading to Lagos Island from Funso Williams can connect through Eko Bridge from Ijora Olopa or Apongbon.

“Those heading to Lagos Island from Orile can use Iganmu Road to connect Eko Bridge through Costain.

“Motorists coming from Lagos Island that have no business in Costain and its environs can make use of Eko Bridge to Funso Williams Avenue.”

Furthermore, it said, “Motorists that want to use Costain Roundabout or head to Alaka or Ebute Meta can make use of Apapa Road to Abule Nla Road to connect Funso Williams Avenue by Leadway Assurance building to continue their journey, or Iddo to Oyingbo, to connect Ebute Meta.

“From Lagos Island to Iganmu Road, Orile and Apapa, motorists can make use of Costain to connect Iganmu to continue their journey.”

This is as the statement urged Lagos residents to be understanding and also cooperate during the construction of the Costain Bridge.

In July, the Lagos State Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat had said the construction of the Costain bridge would be completed by September.

Hamzat spoke during an inspection tour of the project in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial nerve center.