Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: Magboro-Punch axis diversion begins Monday

The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps has issued a travel advisory with respect to the ongoing road rehabilitation of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway .
The command said the contractors handling the project , Julius Berger Nigeria Plc , had notified that the rehabilitation work within the Magboro- PUNCH axis of the road (1 . 3 km) would commence on October 21, 2019 , and end on January 31, 2020 .
The FRSC said as a result of this , there would be a temporary diversion of the Lagos – bound traffic to the Sagamu – bound carriageway from Magboro to PUNCH .
In a statement on Friday signed by the Ogun FRSC Public Education Officer , Florence Okpe , on behalf of the state Sector Commander , Clement Oladele, the corps urged motorists to cooperate with it and other agencies in the control of traffic at the affected axis during the period .
The statement said , “This temporary diversion of traffic would transfer the inbound Lagos traffic to the same carriageway conveying traffic outward Lagos , thereby making both the traffic inward and outward Lagos accommodated on the same section of the expressway within the 1 . 3 km stretch of the road from Magoro to PUNCH .
“ Accordingly, motorists are to plan their trips by allowing more time to their travel time , in view of the construction work that would narrow the carriageway , which may affect motorisation . ”
Additionally , the corps advised motorists to drive within the maximum speed limit of 50 km per hour , as prescribed by the National Road Traffic Regulations 2012.
The corps warned that driving at maximum speed at construction zones could cause avoidable accidents .
“ Motorists are also enjoined to observe lane discipline and avoid driving against traffic , as violators risk impoundment of their vehicles and liable to payment of N 50 , 000 as fine . Motorists observing traffic emergencies can contact the FRSC toll- free number 122 , ” the statement added .

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