Senegambia Bridge will close later this month for essential final-touch work, it has been announced.

The government said Thursday the Sene-Gambia Bridge at Bambatenda – Yellitenda, will be closed to all traffic from 15th of June 2019 to 30th of June 2019.

“The closure is necessary to allow the contractor to carry out the final finishes to the bridge,” a statement by the Ministry of Transport, Work and infrastructure and the management of the National Roads Authority said.

It added: “During the period of this closure, the Gambia Ferry Services will continue the service of ferrying people, vehicles and goods across the river.

The Ministry and the NRA apologies sincerely to the travelers using this corridor for this inconvenience and would like to inform the public that service on the bridge will resume on the 1st of July 2019 and the bridge will be open to all vehicular traffic including trucks.”