Lagos issues important information on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway that will massively affect your movement


Gridlock on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Massive gridlock imminent as the Lagos State Government on Friday announced traffic diversion on a section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway due to ongoing rehabilitation.

The diversion will be on for two and half months. It will be from January 30th to April 15th, 2023.

A statement issued by the state’s Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde on Friday said traffic would be diverted at the Old Tollgate to Berger section of the road from Monday 30th January till Friday 15th April, 2023.

This is in continuation of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway by the Federal Ministry of Works.

He said in the notification received by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, it was disclosed that the construction would be carried out in short segments to minimize inconveniences for the motorists while traffic on the Ibadan bound carriageway would be narrowed to two lanes to allow for the reconstruction of half of the Ibadan bound carriageway.

Oladeinde further stated that the U-turn in front of the Lagos State Emergency Centre would be temporary closed to traffic, adding that motorists on the expressway would be diverted to the next U-turn at the Old Toll Gate by the traffic control point.

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In the same vein, he said traffic from CMD Road intending to connect 7-UP and Motorways on the Lagos bound carriageway would make use of the Old Tollgate/Traffic Point U–turn as well.

He equally stressed that trucks and heavy duty vehicles would be diverted to Ojota Interchange.

The Commissioner also explained that traffic on CMD Road inbound the expressway would be diverted to the entry point beside the FMW weigh bridge to access the Expressway on a contra flow as the exit route to the Expressway by Caleb International School will equally be temporarily closed, adding that CMD Road would be used as alternative for the displaced Ibadan bound traffic.

Oladeinde appealed to the citizens to shun indiscriminate stopping, waiting and parking along CMD Road as it would complement the efforts of the Traffic Management Team that would be deployed to manage vehicular movement.

He also affirmed that signage with directions would be mounted along the road to guide motorists.


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