The Lagos State government has said traffic diversion will begin on Thursday (June 9) at the Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as the Federal Government’s rehabilitation of the road’s dual carriageway gets to the Lagos/Shagamu axis.
Announcing the diversion plan, Transportation Commissioner Frederic Oladeinde said the Lagos/Shagamu axis rehabilitation is expected to be completed in December, the Nation reports stated.
According to him, the rehabilitation schedule in the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing notification indicates that only kilometres 0-5 of the Lagos-Shagamu Expressway will be modified for traffic diversion. At the same time, the other lanes on the expressway will be accessible to motorists during the construction.
Dr. Oladeinde affirmed that signage and diversion signs were being installed along the route to guide motorists on movement and ensure safety.
The commissioner explained that the state’s Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) would be on the ground to control traffic flow.
He called for patience and understanding among road users, saying the construction is meant to engender a better transportation system and improved economic activity.