FG Halts Construction Of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Gives Reason

The Federal Government, on Monday directed contractors to suspend construction works along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway till July 2, 2023.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Federal Controller of Works, Olukorede Kesha, noting that the directive followed the traffic jam experienced by road users plying the expressway to get to their various destinations in Lagos and Ogun states.

Olukorede said the suspension was informed by the need to permit road users to experience traffic-free travels to their various home towns for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

He said, “The suspension is due to the recent heavy traffic flow being experienced on the Lagos-Shagamu route in the last couple of days, the inclement weather conditions, the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir and the advice of the traffic management team deployed to manage traffic-related issues on the project.

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“Construction activities on this ever-busy and very important highway will be suspended from Tuesday, June 27, to Sunday, July 2, 2023. This is to allow travellers easy passage during the Eid-el-Kabir holiday and minimise the discomfort of gridlock during this very important period.”

The controller further advised travellers to cooperate with the traffic management team deployed on the highway to ensure safe passage on the expressway.

Olukorede added, “Travellers are advised to cooperate with the traffic management team deployed on the highway to manage traffic.”

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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