- The Federal Road Safety Corps has announced that the Sagamu-bound carriage way on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway will be closed for reconstruction
- The closure will allow the construction company carry out resurfacing work on the expressway
- It will be closed from Sunday, September 2, 2018 to Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The Ogun state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has announced that the Sagamu-bound carriage way on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway will be closed down for reconstruction work for a period of 18 weeks, Nigerian Tribune reports.
NAIJ.com gathered this was contained in a statement signed by the public education officer, Route Commander Florence Okpe, in Abeokuta.
There will be temporary diversion of traffic to incoming carriageway between Kilometre 27 which is about 200 metres before the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) camp Car Park C U-turn to Kilometre 25 after the camp’s main gate.
The closure will enable the construction company working on the reconstruction of the highway, Julius Berger Plc, to carry out the resurfacing work on the Lagos- Sagamu segment of the expressway.
According to FRSC this development would automatically narrow the Lagos bound traffic way to accommodate the Sagamu bound motorists, thereby making it two lanes for both Lagos and Sagamu bound travellers to ply.
Clement Oladele,the Ogun state sector commander of the FRSC, enjoined motorists to cooperate with the body and other sister traffic management agencies for the inconveniences that might be experienced, pending the completion of the road reconstruction.
He said that men of the FRSC and other traffic management sisters agencies would be deployed to ensure orderliness and control the diverted traffic for the period of diversion.
Read the statement below:
“This is to inform the motoring public that there will be temporary traffic diversion on the Sagamu bound traffic along the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway from KM 26 around 200 Meters from the existing RCCG CAR PARK C U – TURN to KM 28, being a location just after RCCG Maingate and narrowing of Lagos bound traffic carriage way to accommodate 2 lanes both for Lagos and Sagamu bound traffic respectively from Sunday 02 September 2018 to Tuesday 15 January 2019.
“This is to enable Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, the construction company rehabilitating the Lagos to Sagamu segment of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway carry out resurfacing work on the Expressway.
“Motorists are accordingly advised to note that this may increase the time of their usual travelling period and should therefore increase the time of their travelling period whenever using this corridor during the period of the temporary diversion of traffic. They are to drive within the maximum speed limit of 50km per hour, prescribed by the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2012, as maximum speed at construction zones.
“They are also to observe lane discipline and enjoined to drive cautiously while obeying traffic rules and regulations around the diversion area and on all other road corridors.”
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, has been accused of stalling the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan road project.
The chairman of Bi-Courtney Construction Company, Dr Wale Babalakin (SAN), made the allegation on Tuesday, June 26.
Babalakin said this in Gbongan, Osun, at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 2018 policy meeting. He said if not for government interference, the road project would have been completed before 2014 at the cost of N112 billion.
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