The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) says there will be a two-kilometer traffic diversion from Magboro to Ibafo on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway as from today.
The TRACE Corps Public Relations Officer, Commander Babatunde Akinbiyi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the diversion was meant to hasten the reconstruction of the road.
He said: “Due to the ongoing road rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ibadan-bound carriageway, from Magboro Kilometre 14 to Ibafo Kilometre 17, will be closed for reconstruction.
“Work and traffic inward Ibadan shall be diverted to the completed section of the carriageway.
“According to Julius Berger Construction Company, preparatory work for the traffic diversion will begin on November 6 (today), while full diversion of traffic and closure of Ibadan-bound carriageway is scheduled for Monday, November 19.
“In view of the traffic challenge this exercise may cause, TRACE, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will be strategically positioned at the road reconstruction and rehabilitation sites where there are road diversions.
“This is to regulate, control and ensure the free flow of traffic throughout the duration of the activity.
“In addition, an alternative route will be prepared and made ready for public traffic use (Sagamu-bound: from Magboro and Buildwell Company RHS) when there is a complete obstruction of the diverted section by a broken down vehicle or road crash.
“Nevertheless, we thank the public, particularly the motoring public, for their understanding, patience, cooperation, and spirit of comradeship in this regard.”