TRACE Corps PRO gives alternative routes to avoid traffic along Ibadan Expressway

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Edwin Eriye

In view of the imminent closure of inbound Lagos traffic along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, from the Magboro-Punch section, in continuation of the road reconstruction and rehabilitation work on the 1.3km stretch, scheduled for Monday, 21st October, 2019-Friday, 31st January, 2020, the general public, particularly the motoring public, is hereby admonished of the need to plan their journey, add more time to their travelling time and take necessary precaution.

From Monday, 21st October, 2019, inbound traffic (movement) from Magboro-Punch would be closed and diverted onto the Shagamu bound carriageway, thereby narrowing the Lagos and Shagamu bound traffic into two (2) lanes on the Sagamu bound carriage way respectively, to enable the commencement of reconstruction and rehabilitation work within the 1.3km stretch.

In the light of the foregoing, the motoring public is hereby admonished to be patient, maintain lane discipline, drive cautiously, avoid driving in a direction prohibited by traffic law (One Way), cooperate and show understanding with Traffic Managers as they ply the diversion route.

However, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC has assured of measures to assuage the fears of road users by displaying advanced warning signs of road narrowing, speed restriction signs, as well as, make sure that flagmen are always present.

In addition, flash lights would be displayed at night and provide emergency response crew on standby, just as response time would be minimized by well-established lines of communication among various agencies involved in the operation.

Nonetheless, motorists are advised to ply the following alternative routes; 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, if in haste, to decongest traffic along the diversion route, alternative route

Notwithstanding, TRACE, FRSC, POLICE and the NSCDC, would be strategically positioned along the diversion route to ensure compliance and orderliness, as well as, penalize errant and recalcitrant motorists with the intent of disrupting traffic flow.

The PRO for TRACE Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi While thanking the general public, particularly the motoring public for the understanding and cooperation displayed so far said “any inconveniences in this regard is highly regretted”.

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