In continuation of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway by the Federal Ministry of Works, the Lagos State Government has announced that traffic will be diverted at the Old Tollgate to Berger section of the road from Monday 30th January till Friday 15th April, 2023.
According to the notification received by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, the construction will be carried out in short segments to minimize inconveniences for the Motorists while traffic on the Ibadan bound carriageway will be narrowed to two lanes to allow for the reconstruction of half of the Ibadan bound carriageway.
Speaking on the traffic diversion, the Transport Commissioner, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde stated that the U-turn in front of the Lagos State Emergency Centre will be temporarily closed to traffic.
He said, “Motorists on the Expressway will be diverted to the next U-turn at the Old Toll Gate by the traffic control point. In the same vein, Traffic 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 as well.”
Oladeinde stressed that trucks and heavy duty vehicles will be diverted to Ojota Interchange, adding that, “traffic on CMD Road inbound the Expressway will be diverted to the entry point beside the FMW weigh bridge to access the Expressway.
” The exit route to the Expressway by Caleb International School will equally be temporarily closed; while CMD Road will be used as alternative for the displaced Ibadan bound traffic,” he said.
Oladeinde appealed to the citizenry to shun indiscriminate stopping, waiting and parking along CMD Road as it will complement the efforts of the Traffic Management Team that will be deployed to manage vehicular movement.
He also affirmed that signage with directions will be mounted along the road to guide Motorists.
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