(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Mr Kayode Popoola, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, has announced that over 10 percent work had already been done in the ongoing repair of the Marine Beach Bridge in Apapa.
Popoola disclosed this while on an inspection visit to ascertain the level of work so far done on the project, which was contracted to Buildwell Plants and Equipment Industries Ltd., which mobilized to site in January, but had to temporarily vacate site consequent to the COVID-19 lockdown.
According to Popoola, the contractor had returned to site, following the easing of the lockdown and is ready to commence major work on the project that was awarded at the sum of three billion, one hundred and fifty five million Naira.
The contractor is said to be currently carrying out replacement of 72 numbers of expansion joints and the rubbers, replacement of the bearings of the piers, skin repairs of the bearing, jacketing, scridding, replacement of the pavement, and repairs of the skin piers underneath the bridge.
Popoola, who said that the repairs would be done in phases of 200 metres per time, added that the first section being worked upon was about 200 metres, appealing for the understanding of road users during the construction to ensure speedy completion of repair works on the bridge.
According, Mr Kaadi Ghassan of Buildwell Plants and Equipment Industries Ltd., the project contractor, the repair works were going on simultaneously both beneath and on the bridge surface, adding that emphasis was on speedy completion on both ends to return the bridge to safety for motorists to remove hardship, saying when the work on top of the bridge was completed, the one underneath will continue.
The repairs are expected to be completed by April 2021.