It is no longer news that the Lagos Ibadan expressway has been closed. Oh…! You are just finding out? Don’t be a ‘Lastma’. Here are some other things you need to know about the express road closure.
The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps has advised motorists to make use of alternative routes in view of the imminent closure of inbound Lagos traffic for the reconstruction work to be done from Berger (New Garage Bus Stop) to Ogun River (Kara Bridge).
Starting from the 2nd of September, the huge stretch of road would be shut down and here are some alternative routes you can try.
Iyana Ipaja/Ota/Ifo/Abeokuta/Sagamu-Benin Ore expressway.
V/Island/ Lekki/ Epe/ Ijebu-Ode-Benin/Ore expressway.
Ikorodu/ Itoikin/ Ijebu-Ode-Benin/ Ore expressway.
Just use google maps.
Ps. this will go on till the 15th of December, just in time for Christmas!
According to a statement signed by the TRACE Corps Public Relations Officer, Cdr. Babatunde Akinbiyi on Sunday, “From Monday, 2nd September 2019, inbound traffic (movement) from Kara Bridge to Berger would be sealed off and diverted into the same carriageway along the Expressway conveying traffic outbound Lagos, thereby making both inbound and outbound traffic to be accommodated on the same section of the Expressway”……you definitely don’t want to be in that mix.
Julius Berger PLC has assured of measures to reduce the fears of road users by displaying advanced warning signs of road narrowing, speed restriction signs, as well as make sure that flagmen are always present. Flashlights would be displayed at night and provide emergency response crew on standby, just as response time would be minimised by well-established lines of communication among various agencies involved in the operation.
Flashlights would be displayed at night and an emergency response crew would be on standby.
Have fun exploring new routes or just plan on trying out new things in traffic.
Try entertaining yourself with some of the hilarious tweets we came across last week