Lagos-Ibadan Expressway’s Kara Bridge which was the location of a ghastly accident which resulted in a fire outbreak, has been declared to be out of bounds for road users as it is to undergo an integrity test, set to begin on Saturday, this was reported by The Federal Controller of Works, Mr Kayode Popoola, in Lagos on Friday.
He said the integrity test was necessary so as to determine the stability of the bridge, because of the unfortunate fire outbreak that occurred on the bridge earlier this week. He said that the wreck caused by the accident was to be removed later today by Julius Berger Company, with the bridge being partially closed and traffic diverted for the start of the integrity test tomorrow, Saturday.
The original three lane traffic system of the bridge will be converted to a two lane system to accommodate the work to be started, he pleaded with the motorists for cooperation and understanding.
"Kara Bridge got burnt and we have to carry out integrity test. The test will be done by Julius Berger Nigeria Ltd.
“Hopefully, they will remove the wreckage today and then we put the barriers there, then the work will start tomorrow.
“There is going to be partial closure of one lane in the sense that instead of three lanes, traffic will now be restricted to only two lanes, that is, the Ibadan-bound lane.
"The work will be done on Saturday and Sunday, they would finish hopefully on Sunday.
“We advise motorists to please slow down and allow us to work so that avoidable accidents can be avoided,’’ Popoola said.