The Federal Government has announced that it would commence a temporary Lagos-Ibadan expressway shutdown on Monday, September 2 for the rehabilitation work.
According to reports, the road would be inaccessible for months to enable the contractor, Julius Berger Plc, begin rehabilitation work on a section of the major carriageway.
Naijmobile gathered that the busy expressway has undergone serious neglect for many years as little or no efforts were made to upgrade the facility to meet the demands of about 300,000 vehicles going in and out of Lagos everyday.
Prior to this recent announcement, the closure of the Lagos section of the 127.6 km road has been previously scheduled for August 3, 2019, but it was canceled as it clashed with Eid-el Kabir and the annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
According to the federal controller of works, Lagos State, Adedamola Kuti, the postponement was meant to show sensitivity to Nigerians and to make provision for effective traffic management.
The director of highways, southwest federal ministry of works, Funso Adebiyi, said on Thursday, August 29, that the rehabilitation work of Berger-Kara end of Lagos Ibadan expressway would begin on Monday, September 2 and would be opened December 15 for the Christmas season to prevent a traffic jam.