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Oyo Govt. Announces Temporary Closure of Akobo/General Gas Bridge


The Commissioner for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport, Professor Kehinde Sangodoyin has announced the temporary closure of the overhead bridge at Basorun/General Gas area of Ibadan.

According to Sangodoyin, the temporary closure of the new bridge is to allow for Asphaltic Surfacing of the bridge and its approaches from the two ends.

He urged motorists and commuters to cooperate with security agencies and Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency by honouring diversions and road signs that would be put in place.

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The announcement reads: “This is to inform the General Public that the New Overhead Bridge at Basorun/ General Gas Area of Ibadan would be closed from 7pm on Friday 15th July, 2022 to 6am on Monday 18th July, 2022. The closure is to allow for the Asphaltic Surfacing of the Bridge and its Approaches from the two ends.

“It will be recalled that the Bridge was opened on Friday 8th July 2022 to ease the expectedly heavy traffic in that axis during Eid Kabir Public Holiday.

“The general public is enjoined to honour diversions and road signs that would be put in place. Also, kindly cooperate with the contractor as well as officers of the various security and traffic management agencies to mitigate inconveniences, while ensuring prompt completion of the affected section for the ultimate benefit of the public”, Sangodoyin concluded.

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