Construction giant, Julius Berger, and the Federal Road Safety Corps on Friday said they had reopened closed portions of Section 1 of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway between Magboro and Kara in Ogun State.
This was contained in a statement by the spokesperson for FRSC Ogun State Command, Route Commander Florence Okpe, reads: "This is to inform the motoring public that the temporarily closed sections of the Ibadan bound carraiageway of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway around Magboro – Kara/Ibafo earlier closed to traffic by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, to lay asphalt on the corridor has been reopened to traffic.
It would be recorded that the temporary closure was reported on Wednesday 22 May, 2019, to enable the construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, divert the Ibadan bound traffic which shared the carriageway conveying traffic going into Lagos, which therefore narrowed the available carriageway , with traffic build up around the affected areas.
The reopening of the earlier closed sections, today Friday 24 May, 2019, is expected to improve the traffic situation that witnessed gridlocks since Wednesday 22 May ,2019 around Magboro to Kara/Ibafo.
The FRSC Sector Commander, Ogun State Command , Clement Oladele is advising motorists to cooperate with the traffic and emergency agencies working on the entire corridor to smoothen the motoring experience of all motorists. He therefore reminds motorists to refrain from driving against traffic as violators risk impoundment of their vehicles and may be booked for dangerous driving that attracts the sum of fifty thousand (N50,000) naira fines.
Traffic emergencies on the corridor can be reported on the FRSC toll free number 122."