The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps has advised motorists to make use of alternative routes in view of the closure of inbound Lagos traffic along the Lagos-Ibadan Highway for reconstruction and rehabilitation work on the 600km stretch of the corridor to be carried out from Berger (New Garage Bus Stop) to Ogun River (Kara Bridge).
Starting from, September 2, the road would be shut down and TRACE recommended that motorists make use of the following alternative roads:
Iyana Ipaja/Ota/Ifo/Abeokuta/Sagamu-Benin Ore expressway.
V/Island/ Lekki/ Epe/ Ijebu-Ode-Benin/Ore expressway.
Ikorodu/ Itoikin/ Ijebu-Ode-Benin/ Ore expressway.
Until December 15, motorists are apprised of the need to plan their journey, add more time to their travelling time and take necessary precaution.
A statement signed by the TRACE Corps Public Relations Officer, Cdr Babatunde Akinbiyi said “From Monday, 2nd September, 2019, inbound traffic (movement) from Kara Bridge to Berger would be sealed off and diverted into the same carriageway along the Expressway conveying traffic outbound Lagos, thereby making both inbound and outbound traffic to be accommodated on the same section of the Expressway.
Moreover, traffic will then be diverted back into the road going inward Lagos at Berger intersection linking River Valley Estate, where normal journey resumes inward Lagos.”
Akinbiyi informed that outbound Lagos traffic would be divided into two lanes, both ways from the intersection linking Isheri/Olowora Kara Bridge, where the road diversion ends and normalcy resumes inward Sagamu.
In the light of the foregoing, the motoring public is hereby admonished to be patient, maintain lane discipline, avoid driving in a direction prohibited by traffic law (One Way), cooperate and show understanding with Traffic Managers (TRACE, FRSC, NSCDC and the POLICE), as they ply the diversion route which has been graded to facilitate, guarantee and ensure free flow of traffic.