The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced complete closure of Sagamu-bound carriage way of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The corridor of the highway will be closed down for reconstruction work from 2nd September 2, 2018 to 15th January, 2019. This was contained in a statement signed yesterday by the FRSC Public Education Officer, Ogun State Command, Florence Okpe.
Okpe said there will also be temporary diversion of traffic to incoming carriageway between Kilometre 27 which is about 200 metres before the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) camp Car Park C U-turn to Kilometre 25 after the camp’s main gate.
She explained that the closure will enable the construction company handling the reconstruction of the highway, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc., to carry out the resurfacing work on the Lagos- Sagamu segment of the expressway.
She added that the development would automatically narrow the Lagos-bound traffic way to accommodate the Sagamu-bound motorists, thereby making it two lanes for both Lagos and Sagamu bound travellers to ply.
Okpe assured that men of the FRSC and other traffic management agencies would be deployed to ensure orderliness and control the diverted traffic for the period of diversion.
She further quoted the Sector Commander, Clement Oladele as enjoining motorists to cooperate with the FRSC and other sister traffic management agencies for the inconveniences that might be experienced pending the completion of the road reconstruction.
The 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 2 lanes both for Lagos and Sagamu bound traffic respectively from Sunday 2nd September, 2018 to Tuesday 15th January, 2019.
“This is 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 throughout 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.”