Some sections of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway will be closed from September 2 to October 31 for construction work, a traffic advisory released by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has shown.
According to the advisory released on Sunday, the road will be closed from Kara Bridge inward Berger and from Berger inward Kara Bridge.
The alternative routes announced for road users are:
- Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway from/to Abeokuta connecting from/to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
- Sagamu-Ikorodu Road from/to Sagamu connecting via Sagamu Interchange from/to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
- Ijebu-Ode – Itoikin Road from/to Ijebu-Ode connecting from/to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Julius Berger, the company handling the construction of that section of the road, had previously announced plans to close the road in August.
However, the closure plans were postponed to accommodate travel plans made for the Muslim Eid-el-Kabir celebration and other religious activities scheduled around the period.
The area to be closed covers 1.4 kilometres of the 127.6-kilometre-long expressway connecting Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state and Lagos.
Below is the traffic advisory released by LASTMA.
The road construction was flagged off by former President Goodluck Jonathan in July 2013.
The Sagamu interchange to Lagos was contracted to Julius Berger Nigeria while Reynolds Construction Company Limited (RCC) was contracted the Sagamu-Ibadan section.