Lagos-Ibadan road: Gridlock looms as FRSC announces 15 weeks traffic diversion

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned motorists of impending traffic diversion on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway from September 2 to January 15, 2019.

The travel notice issued on Wednesday explained that the closure of the Sagamu bound carriage was to allow Julius Berger work on the road.

Florence Okpe, FRSC Public Education Officer for Sector Commander in Ogun State, said the traffic diversion will start from KM 26 around 200 Meters from the existing RCCG CAR PARK C U – TURN to KM 28 just after RCCG main gate.

Full statement below:

“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 02 September 2018 to Tuesday 15 January 2019, 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 through out 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.

“Motorists observing traffic emergencies can contact the FRSC toll free number 122.”

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