Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, the construction company handling rehabilitation work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, is set to resume works on the project.
The Ogun Sector Commandant of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Mr Clement Oladele, confirmed the reports and said that there will be partial closure of a section of the expressway for rehabilitation. Mr. Oladele said the rehabilitation work would cover Berger end of the road to Ogun River Bridge at the popular Kara Cattle Market totaling 1.4 kilometres.
”The rehabilitation work will initially affect 600 metres of the corridor and cause the temporary closure of the inward Lagos traffic to enable the construction company carry out the rehabilitation work on the road,” he explained.
“The temporary diversion of traffic will transfer the Lagos inbound traffic to the same carriageway conveying traffic outward Lagos, thereby accommodating both the traffic inward and outward Lagos on the same section of the expressway,” Oladele added.
The sector commandant further advised the general public, especially motorists, to use alternative corridors like the Epe/Ajah – Ijebu – Ode, Lagos – Ota – Itori – Abeokuta and Ikorodu – Sagamu roads.
Julius Berger is working on the section one of the project which is from Lagos to sagamu. The 48 km project section is at 53% complete, entailing the laying of asphalt and construction of drainages. On the other hand RCC is handling Section 2 from Sagamu to Ibadan which is now at 58.27% complete.
The firm is also extending two bridges at the 71 and 74km of the road section which is at Fidiwo and Four Square. The road is designed to be durable for 20 years from the effect of rotting.