TARVELLERS are in for a prolonged painful experience on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as Julius Berger, the company handling the reconstruction of the road, will close another section of the road for four months starting from Monday.
Consequently, it will divert traffic on a strectch starting from Magboro to the Punch section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway from October 21 to January 31, 2020.
There is an ongoing partial closure of the Lagos end of the expressway which started on September 2 for the ongoing reconstruction work on the 600-meter stretch between Ojodu Berger and the beginning of Kara Bridge.
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The Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Clement Oladele, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota that the FRSC received a notification from the construction company on Friday on the new closure of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
He quoted the company as saying that the development was to enable it begin rehabilitation work on the 1.3 kilometers stretch of the expressway from Magboro to Punch from Monday.
Accordingly to him, the rehabilitation work will cause a temporary diversion of the Lagos-bound traffic to the Sagamu-bound carriageway from Magboro to Punch.