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Fresh Gridlock Looms on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as FG Announces Diversion of Traffic from Monday

The federal government has announced the diversion of traffic on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway with effect from today (Monday), November 29, 2021.

The traffic diversion which will last 6 days, is necessary to allow contractors speed up construction works even as the festive season approaches.

This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, on Sunday November 28, 2021.

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According to NAN, Popoola said the diversion is to enable Julius Berger, the contractor handling section one of the project, to lay asphalt between Arepo and Warewa, a distance of one and a half kilometres.

Popoola explained that there is the need to prepare the ground around Punch area, hence the need for the traffic diversion to speed up construction works adding that the traffic diversion would be on the Lagos bound carriageway.

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While appealing for understanding from commuters, Popoola said that adequate arrangements have been made for traffic regulatory agencies to manage the construction zone to avert gridlock.

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