CONSTRUCTION ON LAGOS IBADAN EXPRESSWAY
According to the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) from tomorrow, there will be a 2km traffic diversion from Magboro to Ibafo on the Lagos/Ibadan expressway.
Cdr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, the TRACE Corps Public Relations Officer, said that the diversion was to hasten the rebuilding of the road. “Due to the on-going Road Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ibadan bound carriageway from Magboro km 14 to Ibafo km 17 will be closed for reconstruction. Work and traffic inward Ibadan shall be diverted to the completed section of the carriageway”.
According to Julius Berger, preparatory work for the traffic diversion will commence on Tuesday, Nov. 6, while full diversion of traffic and closure of Ibadan bound carriageway is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19.
Due to the traffic challenge this exercise may cause, TRACE, FRSC, POLICE and the NSCDC will be strategically positioned at the road reconstruction and rehabilitation sites where there are road diversions. This is to regulate, control and ensure free flow of traffic throughout the duration of the activity.
“Nevertheless, we thank the public, particularly the motoring public for their understanding, patience, cooperation and spirit of comradeship in this regard,” he said.