TRAFFIC DIVERSION ON LAGOS IBADAN EXPRESSWAY TO COMMENCE ON THURSDAY.
Available reports indicates The Lagos State government is said to commence traffic diversion on Thursday (June 9) at the Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as the Federal Government’s rehabilitation of the road’s dual carriageway gets to the Lagos/Shagamu axis.
Announcing the diversion plan, Transportation Commissioner Frederic Oladeinde said the Lagos/Shagamu axis rehabilitation is expected to be completed in December.
According to him, the rehabilitation schedule contained in the notification from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing indicates that only kilometre 0-5 of the Lagos-Shagamu Expressway will be modified for traffic diversion, while the other lanes on the expressway will be accessible to motorists during the construction. He also confirmed that signage and diversion signs were being installed along the route to guide motorists on movement and to ensure safety.
The commissioner explained that the state’s Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) will be on the ground to control traffic flow. He called for patience and understanding among all road users, saying the construction is meant to engender a better transportation system and improved economic activity.
Available report indicates there's a heavy gridlock on Lagos Ibadan Expressway as repair and installation of signage and diversion signs are ongoing.