Federal Government to open Lagos-Ibadan road diversions on December fifteenth
Written by Taiwo Adediran on November 5, 2019
The Federal Government has said all diversions around construction zones on the Lagos-
Ibadan Expressway will be opened to motorists from the fifteenth of December, 2019, so as to
ensure free flow of traffic during the Christmas period.
The Director of the Federal Highways, South-West, Mr Funso Adebiyi, who disclosed this on
Monday, said that work will resume after the season.
Adebiyi said about 65 kilometers of the road have been completed. He also appealed truck
drivers to either relocate or move backwards by at least 50 meters from the construction
zone, saying that their activities have made the reconstruction of some sections of the road
The Director stated that the RCC has suspended work around Ogere due to the presence of
articulated vehicles parked illegally on the highway. Adebiyi said the construction around the
Ogun/Oyo axis had been challenging due to the recklessness of drivers, adding that two
engineers recently lost their lives on one of the sites.
Meanwhile, the Ogun Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Clement
Oladele, said the corps is ready to apply force if the truck drivers failed to obey the directives.