The Federal Government has said that there will be a partial closure of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in order to bring about finishing the road project before Christmas. Construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, will begin the rehabilitation of the lanes back to Lagos from the 3rd of September.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) enjoined the general public, especially road users to use alternative routes like the Epe/Ajah, Ijebu – Ode, Lagos – Ota, Itori – Abeokuta and Ikorodu – Sagamu as alternative routes to access Lagos. In a statement, Florence Okpe, the agency’s route commander and public education officer, said the construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, will begin the rehabilitation of the lanes back to Lagos from September 3rd.
He said the Lagos-inbound traffic will be diverted to the second lane, as he urged motorists to drive within the speed limit of 50km per hour. “This is to provide the attention of the open public, that in view of the ongoing road rehab work on the Lagos–Ibadan Expressway, the building, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC has notified the Corps of extension of rehabilitation work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway from around Berger to KARA bridge (otherwise known as Ogun river link, around the Kara cows market) on the Lagos-Ibadan part of the Expressway, addressing 1 ) 4 kilometers starting the 3rd of September 2019.
There has been a lot of traffic jams and road accidents over the past few months, so this rehabilitation is a huge relief for people who ply this route regularly. Dreading the long drive through the alternative routes? Why not listen to a long playlist or an insightful podcast? Or you can check out our hilarious tweets from the weekend.