The Federal Government, through the state’s Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, has announced the rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan dual carriageway for a 6 months period. 

Driving the news 
In the statement, the state official assured road users that the rehabilitation exercise which is to begin on the 9th of June would not impede the movement of motorists as other lanes will be accessible. 

What they are saying 

  • Dr Frederic Oladeinde said the rehabilitation schedule of the kilometre 0-5 of the Lagos/Sagamu expressway would undergo modifications to serve as traffic diversion.
  • The Lagos State commissioner confirmed that the appropriate signage and diversion signs would be in place along the routes to assist motorists.
  • He also added that the government has alerted the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority.
  • The state official called for patience and understanding of motorists and residents as the construction would improve the transportation system. 

What you should know 

  • The Lagos-Ibadan expressway is a 127.6 kilometre route that connects the northern, southern, and eastern parts of the country. It is one of the oldest, busiest, and largest inter-state routes in Nigeria and Africa.
  • The federal government awarded the reconstruction of the road network to Julius Berger Nigeria and Reynolds Construction Company Limited in July 2013 by the immediate past administration, President Goodluck Jonathan, at a cost of N167 billion or $838,986,290.
  • The sections of the expressway to be reconstructed are the Lagos to Sagamu Interchange and Sagamu Interchange to Ibadan. 
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