By G9ija

The Lagos State Government on Monday said it had completed the palliative repairs on the Eko Bridge.

According to the state government, the repair entails the cutting and removal of asphalt and placement of a steel plate on affected parts of the bridge pending the arrival of reinforced expansion joints.

The state government, in a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said the repair was initiated to ensure the safety of motorists and reduce traffic congestion.

He said, “A permanent solution, which will be put in place soon, will eliminate the gridlock from the Alaka end of the road. The required reinforced rubber expansion joints, which have been ordered from the manufacturers, will be installed immediately they arrive in the country.

“The government appreciates Lagosians for their perseverance and pleads for a little more patience from motorists until the work is completed by the Federal and state governments.”