The Lagos State government, on Wednesday disclosed plans to shutdown the Costain Roundabout, inwards Funso Williams Avenue for three months, beginning from Thursday October 3.
The closure, according to a statement, is to facilitate the completion of the ongoing construction of the bridge.
The Federal Government had embarked on building a new flyover bridge to replace the existing one whose headroom had been inadequate for the speed train being proposed to connect Apapa ports for wet and cargo freight services.
The state government has now issued a travel advisory for commuters and motorists on the road, urging motorists coming from Funso Williams Avenue enroute Apapa Road/Iganmu to Apapa to 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.
The statement reads: ”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.
“Those using Costain Roundabout, Alaka, or Ebute Meta can take Apapa Road to Abule Nla Road to connect Funso Williams Avenue by Leadway Assurance building to continue their journey.”