The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday introduced the closure of the Sagamu Interchange Bridge in the south-western a part of the nation.
A statement signed by the Public Education Officer of the (FRSC) Ogun State Sector Command, Florence Okpe, defined that the decision was a results of the dual tanker explosion that occurred below the bridge on Christmas Day.
Florence, a Route Commander, disclosed that specialists from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing have been invited to look at the bridge after the incident.
She famous that it was suggested that the bridge be closed briefly to keep away from any preventable tragedy, because it was declared unfit with out restore.
“Due to the damages finished by the 2 petroleum tankers that crashed beneath the Sagamu Interchange Bridge in Sagamu, Ogun State, on Wednesday 25 December 2019, the FRSC invited Engineers of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to evaluate the continual utilization of the Bridge as a result of depth of the fireplace outbreak that broken sections of the Bridge.
“Based on their professional advice that the fire has destroyed the integrity of the bridge and may not be safe for motorisation till reinforced, the FRSC Ogun State Command is notifying members of the public to avoid the use of the bridge till it is reinforced,” the statement stated.
Two tankers conveying petroleum merchandise have been stated to have crashed into one another on the outward part of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Both automobiles, thereafter, went up in flames as a result of affect of the crash however no casualty was recorded.
In his response, the Sector Commander in Ogun, Clement Oladele, urged motorists to cooperate with the FRSC and the security companies that will implement the momentary closure of the bridge.
He, nevertheless, pressured that the enforcement train would solely final till the bridge was repaired and reopened to motorists to be used.
Oladele suggested travellers approaching the Sagamu Interchange Bridge from the East through Ijebu-Ode to detour proper in the back of the FRSC Emergency Roadside Clinic at Sagamu to attach the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway resulting in Ogere.
“They can then make a U-turn earlier than Ogere city and proceed their journey to Lagos
“Vehicles coming from Abeokuta leading to the Eastern part of Nigeria via Ijebu Ode should avoid the Sagamu Interchange Bridge and turn right immediately after Nestle Company PLC to proceed to the Expressway leading to Lagos and they can then make a U-turn after Kara-Sagamu after the Julius Berger Yard, Sagamu to reconnect the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode-Ore-Benin Expressway,” the statement added.
Source : Channels Tv
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