FG announces diversion on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, yesterday, announced a six-day traffic diversion on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, starting from today, to speed up construction works.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Popoola, in a statement, said the diversion would enable the contractor handling section one of the projects to lay asphalt between Arepo and Warewa, a distance of one and a half kilometres.
He explained that there is the need to prepare the ground around Punch Newspapers area, hence the need for traffic diversion to speed up construction works.
Popoola added that the traffic diversion would be on the Ibadan-Lagos bound carriageway.
He, therefore, appealed for understanding of road users, saying that adequate arrangements have been made for traffic regulatory agencies to manage the construction zone to avert gridlock.
“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 lay asphalt between Arepo and Warewa. So, there is going to be a diversion of traffic for six days.
“The public should please bear with the Federal Government,” he said.