Ajiri Imah

The Lagos State Government has announced 10 weeks traffic diversion on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

According to Engineer Umar Bakare, Federal Controller of Works, Lagos State, the diversion is necessary to commence construction of the express way.

“Motorists have been notified of the traffic diversion at the Old Tollgate/Berger Axis from Monday 30th January till Friday 15th April, 2023.

Traffic on the Ibadan bound carriageway will be narrowed to two lanes in continuation of the on-going rehabilitation of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

In view of this, U-turn in front of the Lagos State Emergency Centre will be temporarily closed to traffic.

Motorists on the Express way will be diverted to the next U-turn at the Old Tollgate by the Traffic Control Point.

Motorists from CMD road intending to connect 7UP and Motorways on the Lagos bound carriageway will make use of the Old Tollgate/ Traffic Point U-turn

Motorists on CMD road Inbound the Expressway will be diverted to the entry point beside FMW Weigh Bridge to access the Expressway

The exit route to the Expressway by Caleb International School will equally be temporarily closed

Truck and heavy duty vehicles will be diverted to Ojota Interchange”.

Also speaking on the traffic diversion, Honourable Sola Giwa, Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation said there will be free movement on both sides of the road on its completion.

Addressing the agony of the fallen container laden truck whick killed 9 persons along Ojuelegba bridge, Mr Sola said investigation is on-going.

He said there is a systematic way of checking that containers are well ladden to avoid them falling off.

Sola added that no truck is allowed to play the road without certification from NPA(Nigeria Port Authority).

He further advised Lagosians to obey traffic regulations to avoid such accident from occuring in the future.