The Federal Government, on Sunday, November 28th, in a press statement, announced through its Lagos State Controller of Works, Olukayode Popoola, that, there will be a six-day traffic diversion on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, starting from Monday, November 29th, which is likely to cause gridlock on the highway.
FG’s representative, Olukayode Popoola, said, the reason for the development, is to enable Julius Berger, the contractor handling the road project, to lay asphalt between Arepo, and Warewa, a distance of one and half kilometers.
He appealed to commuters, and other road users, to please bear with the government for the inconveniences this might cause them, adding that, adequate arrangements have been put in place by traffic regulatory agencies, to manage the situation, especially in areas of concern.
The Statement reads:
“The Federal Government is desirous of completing the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project by next year; so, there is need to increase the tempo of activities on the road.”
“Julius Berger will asphalt between Arepo and Warewa, therefore, there is going to be diversion of traffic for six days.”
“The public should please bear with the Federal Government.”