LASG Allays Fear Of Motorist Over Planned Closure Of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Uploaded by Adekoya on July 30, 2019
SOURCE- Yemisi Dada
The Lagos State Government has allayed the fears of motorists over the planned four-month closure of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to effect repair works.
In a statement the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Taiwo Salaam, explained that adequate measures have been put in place by the present administration to effectively manage the impending traffic situation.
Dr. Salaam said in the project brief made available to the State Government, the repair works would commence on Saturday, 3rd August 2019 and narrow both Lagos and Sagamu bound traffic into two lanes on both carriageways for two months each for inward and outward traffic from the State.
He gave an assurance that Lagos is prepared and ready for the attendant traffic as four locations to redirect traffic through, have been identified, while the personnel of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) as well as Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) would be on ground for extensive traffic management and control and to provide towing vehicles and other necessary support for evacuating unexpected breakdowns.
The Permanent Secretary solicited the cooperation of all road users and urged everyone to obey traffic officials and signs for the entire duration of the reconstruction.