Lagos-Ibadan expressway closed for repairs
Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Sunday released an advisory as closure of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway takes effect Monday.
The road will be shut from Monday, 2nd Sept, 2019 to Thursday, 31st Oct, 2019.
LASTMA said the affected routes include Kara Bridge inward Berger and from Berger INW Kara Bridge.
On the alternative routes, the agency said motorists traveling in/out of Lagos can make use of:
(i) Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway from/to Abeokuta connecting from/to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
(ii) Sagamu-Ikorodu Road from/to Sagamu connecting via Sagamu Interchange from/to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
(iii) IjebuOde-Itoikin Road from/to IjebuOde connecting from/to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
“Motorists are advised to be patient and maintain lane discipline during this period”, it added.
A statement signed by the TRACE Corps Public Relations Officer, Cdr Babatunde Akinbiyi on Sunday, said “From Monday, 2nd September, 2019, inbound traffic (movement) from Kara Bridge to Berger would be sealed off and diverted into the same carriageway along the Expressway conveying traffic outbound Lagos, thereby making both inbound and outbound traffic to be accommodated on the same section of the Expressway.
Moreover, traffic will then be diverted back into the road going inward Lagos at Berger intersection linking River Valley Estate, where normal journey resumes inward Lagos.”
Akinbiyi informed that outbound Lagos traffic would be divided into two lanes, both ways from the intersection linking Isheri/Olowora Kara Bridge, where the road diversion ends and normalcy resumes inward Sagamu.
“In the light of the foregoing, the motoring public is hereby admonished to be patient, maintain lane discipline, avoid driving in a direction prohibited by traffic law (One Way), cooperate and show understanding with Traffic Managers (TRACE, FRSC, NSCDC and the POLICE), as they ply the diversion route which has been graded (Ogun River Bridge Underpass), to facilitate, guarantee and ensure free flow of traffic.
“Moreover, Julius Berger PLC has assured of measures to assuage the fears of road users by displaying advanced warning signs of road narrowing, speed restriction signs, as well as, make sure that flagmen are always present.
“In addition, flash lights would be displayed at night and provide emergency response crew on standby, just as response time would be minimised by well established lines of communication among various agencies involved in the operation,” the state reads in part.