More traffic woes are expected on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway till the contractor handling the reconstruction of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway from the old tollgate to Sagamu interchange, Julius Berger, is to reduce more lanes on the busy road.
The contractor is expected to reduce two kilometres covering the portion between the main gate and Car Park ‘C’ of the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s Redemption Camp from September 2, 2018 to January 2, 2019.
Federal Road Safety Commission’s Public Education Officer, Ogun State Sector Command, Route Commander Florence Okpe, announced the development on Wednesday.
Already, users of the road have been complaining of stress and traffic delays occasioned by long hours in traffic on portions of the road currently under reconstruction.
The four-month period will cover RCCG’s December convention, which usually draws huge crowds, and the Christmas rush as millions of people head outside Lagos and Ogun states for the Yuletide.
FRSC’s statement reads: "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 two lanes both for Lagos and Sagamu bound traffic respectively
Period _ Sunday 02 September 2018 to Tuesday 15 January 2019.
Reason _ 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.
The Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Sector Commander, Corps Commander Clement Oladele has therefore advised motorists to bear with the inconveniences of the temporary diversion and cooperate with the FRSC patrol team assisted by sister traffic and emergency agencies that will be strategically deployed to control the diverted traffic through out the period of the diversion.
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.
Motorists observing traffic emergencies can contact the FRSC toll free number 122."